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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 […]

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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 […]

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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! […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Social Questions

Last night at a pre-Sundance party in NYC I had the great good fortune of meeting the talented and impressive Anthony Whyte, whose work is being made into a movie. He was there with his business partner Jason Claiborne, who runs Augustus publishing, “Where Hip Hop literature begins,” and fellow […]

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