Author BlogIn the Mouth of the Serpent

Asanas, a poem by Traci L. Slatton

ASANASby Traci L. SlattonMy hat warned of twisting postures breathlessness an old rag, really, but after a quarter century imbued with my fondness. It was suddenly gone, vanished  as if it had never been yet it was  full of my cranium, and my hair, and various  dreams that had rattled through while it wore me […]

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Colette, A Review

On a recent Saturday, my husband and I enjoyed date night at the Paris Theater. We watched the film Colette. I’m a novelist and so the film held a special resonance for me. It’s always intriguing for me to see how other women do it–how other women wrestle with the great fanged beast of their […]

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Factual Error in The New Yorker: Is this how fake news starts?

Factual error in the New Yorker: I write this post not just for myself, but for all women whose ideas were misattributed to a man, and who were told to leave it be and not to rock the boat. My husband Sabin Howard is making a national memorial, the National World War I Memorial. He […]

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Glowing Reviews of THE YEAR OF LOVING

Glowing reviews of The Year of Loving Two great review sites recently put up excellent reviews of my latest novel THE YEAR OF LOVING. The first site is Mrs. Mommy Booknerd’s Book Reviews. What a cool title for a book enthusiast’s site, and what a terrific model for her children! She’s publicly proud to be […]

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Announcing THE YEAR OF LOVING

Announcing THE YEAR OF LOVING I am delighted to announce the forthcoming publication of THE YEAR OF LOVING. Art gallerist Sarah Paige’s world is crumbling. One daughter barely speaks to her and the other is off the rails. Sarah is struggling to keep her gallery afloat in a tough market when she learns that her […]

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BLOOD SKY is 2015 Indiefab Finalist

BLOOD SKY named Foreword Reviews’ 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards Finalist New York, New York —Today, Parvati Press is pleased to announce BLOOD SKY has been recognized as a finalist in the 18th annual Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards. Here is the complete list: https://indiefab.forewordreviews.com/finalists/2015/ Here is the page for Traci […]

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FOREWORD REVIEWS book review of BROKEN

I am so excited about this forthcoming book review by FOREWORD REVIEWS. FOREWORD REVIEWS is the Library Journal of Independent Publishing. It’s an excellent periodical that’s available in both print and digital format; it was founded by three women writers and magazine professionals who got together to found a trade review journal for the burgeoning […]

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Finishing the First Draft of BROKEN

A post on Finishing the First Draft of Broken. Things were bad in Occupied Paris and getting worse. Then the first draft was done. I’m always strangely nerved up when I finish the first draft of a novel. I’m wired and chomping at the bit and high strung. I need my husband to rub me […]

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Sex in literature today

Reviewer Katie French of Underground Book Reviews sent me a smart list of questions for a blog interview that will run in the new year.   One of her questions was what I thought about sex in literature. Here’s part of my answer. ************ Well, that’s complicated. I like sex in literature. I like sex […]

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Meeting Tom Wolfe

The Newington-Cropsey Cultural Center Foundation held its annual award dinner last night. My husband Sabin and I are friendly with the ineluctable Jim Cooper, as we all share the same taste in art–real art, the kind that takes skill, talent, education, hard work, and an actual aesthetic to develop. Slow art, art that has meaning. […]

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IMMORTAL in Brazil

IMMORTAL in Brazil The good folks at Bertrand Brasil sent me the cover to their forthcoming edition of IMMORTAL. “It was based on a painting of Leonardo da Vinci called ‘The Savior.’ We wait for your appreciation,” wrote the Brazilian editor. I do appreciate! This cover is gorgeous, and I am grateful. IMMORTAL has been […]

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Traci L. Slatton is the international bestselling author of historical, paranormal, and romantic novels.