Saturday, May 16, 2009

Weekly Geeks 2009-18

Weekly Geeks: Share your fun literary facts about the town or area where you live. You can talk about famous (or not so famous) authors who live there, novels that have been set in your area, or any other literary facts that you know about where you live. Feel free to embellish with pictures of places and/or authors, maps of the area, and fun facts about the authors.

All of the authors I'm highlighting spent some time in my home town. But they do not currently live here. And they may not have been born here. But spend a few years here, yes.

Carolyn Meyer.

Author of The True Adventures of Charley Darwin; In Mozart's Shadow: His Sister's Story; Duchessina: A Novel of Catherine de Medici; Loving Will Shakespeare; Marie, Dancing; Patience, Princess Catherine; Kristina, The Girl King; Doomed Queen Anne; Beware, Princess Elizabeth; Anastasia, the Last Grand Duchess; Isabel, Jewel of Castilla; Mary, Bloody Mary; White Lilacs; Jubilee Journey; Gideon's People; Drummers of Jericho; Rio Grande Stories; Where The Broken Heart Still Beats.

A few of these are set in Texas, I know. And White Lilacs specifically is set in my hometown. Though she does change the name slightly. She was inspired during her time here to write on something in the town's past.

She lives now--according to her site at least--in New Mexico.

Clare B. Dunkle.

Author of The Hollow Kingdom; Close Kin; In the Coils of the Snake; By These Ten Bones; The Sky Inside; and the forthcoming The Walls Have Eyes.

Libba Bray

Author of Going Bovine, A Great and Terrible Beauty, Rebel Angels, Sweet Far Thing. Contributing author in these short story collections: Up All Night; The Restless Dead; 21 Proms; Vacations from Hell;



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8 comments:

pussreboots 4:23 PM  

Thanks for sharing the info about those authors. I have to admit that I haven't read any of them. Happy WG.

DesLily 5:44 PM  

oh wow, how interesting! thanks to Cath I read The Hollow Kingdom trilogy by Clare B Dunkle! I enjoyed them!

The only author I know went to school in the town I went to school is Scott Savage who is writing the Farworld series.

gautami tripathy 11:49 PM  

I don't know any but liked reading your post!

WG: Salman Rushdie

Kerrie 3:28 AM  

Good post Becky

Katrina 12:17 AM  

I too haven't read anything by these authors but the titles of Meyer's books seem intriguing.

susan 8:03 AM  

I didn't know about the first two, but you can't read YA and be involved in book networking sites and not know Libby Bray. Enjoyed your post.

Here's mine, Detroit: City of Poets.

susan 8:03 AM  

I didn't know about the first two, but you can't read YA and be involved in book networking sites and not know Libby Bray. Enjoyed your post.

Here's mine, Detroit: City of Poets.

candice ransom,  10:38 AM  

Here are mine--better late than never! The post is on my other blog, Under the Honeysuckle Vine.
http://candice-ransom.livejournal.com/8284.html

Candice

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