Eccentric Ocean

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The vast ocean between Floria and Heraldia, frequently travelled and rife with mysterious perils

 
 
 

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#TwitterFiction Festival Is Live

logoThe TwitterFiction Festival is live! The first official contributor is author Celeste Ng, who’s tweeting her original story now. Follow her at @pronounced_ing. Upcoming featured authors include Margaret Atwood, Lemony Snicket, and Chuck Wendig.

My time slot is tomorrow, May 12, from 2-4 PM. I’ll be tweeting the tragic love story of a white trapper, a native maiden, and their bloodthirsty fathers:

A story for the Twitter campfire. Deep in the 18th-century wilderness, the son of a rapacious fur trapper meets the mute but spirited daughter of the local Elkinaki tribe. They fall in love, communicating with gifts and gestures, and rendezvousing secretly to avoid the wrath of their fathers, until a night of accidental bloodshed realigns their fates.

Follow along at @giganticide, and check the full schedule at TwitterFictionFestival.com.

Bess Carver

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Tom Orange’s cheerful, twenty year old cousin. She works at the Orange Tavern to avoid her abusive father, and forms a close friendship with Molly Bell.

 
 

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50 More Copies of BELL WEATHER Up for Grabs

Henry Holt & Co. is giving away another fifty copies of BELL WEATHER at Goodreads. Go forth, good people!

Bell Weather Hardcover

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Merryweather Tea

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Said to taste like “a cup of many seasons”

 
 
 

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Albinoni’s Sonata Op. 2, No. 1

I played a lot of 18th-century music throughout the writing of BELL WEATHER. Today’s selection is from Albinoni’s Sonata Op. 2, No. 1.

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Between the Trees

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Between-the-Trees-4-2013Source: Ellie Davies

Candlefruit

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Green, waxy berries used to make fragrant candles

 
 
 

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SHERIFF JAMES PITT

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The sheriff of Root. A man of firm intent but dubious ability, he is committed to colonial justice even as he boils over personal wrongs.

 
 

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So You Want My Job: Novelist

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And lo, the mighty pine fell.

THE ART OF MANLINESS once interviewed me about being a novelist. Lumberjacks fear me.

[As a child] I’d make “movies” by taking sequential photos of my action figures, or by drawing a cartoon, slideshow-style, on a big roll of paper I could pull through a fake TV made of a box with two slits cut in the side. So the storytelling impulse was there, even if I wasn’t yet writing.

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