YesterNews ~ Sports Drink, 1911

I’m headed to San Diego to play in the Southwest Masters Women’s Regionals*. Or in layman’s terms: to play more ultimate frisbee than is advisable for this 41-year-old.

I figure I’m going to need all the help I can get:
GroundChocolateOmaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]), 04 Feb. 1911. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.

*My team’s name is Maul. Any cheering from remote distances will be appreciated.

YesterNews ~ The Return of Sherlock Holmes

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Book Tree!

TreeMy old, fake tree is pretty tattered. Until I nab a good half-off tree after Christmas, a book tree will have to do. Featuring lots of Robert Jordan, George Sand, TE Lawrence, and Chelsea Quinn Yarbro.

Dreamy December Days Challenge 6


The name of today’s challenge is Dreamy Characters. In this challenge you will all share the characters from books that you really love. It could be a character that you’re madly in love with (i.e. book boyfriend), or characters that you find funny or someone you want to be. Including pictures would be great too!

Sherlock Holmes has been my book boyfriend ever since I saw this illustration by Sidney Paget in one of my library book when I was binging on Holmes in grade school. During the summer my parents had a basement dug for their house, I stayed inside, out of the way of the workman, and plowed through all the Holmes there was. The hawk-nose, the long fingers, the air of someone in contemplation. I would have done anything to be Watson.

Dreamy December Days Challenge 2

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Today’s Daily Challenge is called Dreamy Destinations. It’s pretty simple, all you have to do is tell us which place/s you want to go for the holidays. It could be a real place or a fictional one (i.e. Hogwarts at Christmas). If it’s a fictional place be sure to add a little book reference. You can add pictures if you like.

After a decade of living in Arizona, I seem to have become allergic to the cold. For example, I’d like to visit family Norway one day, but not in December. Instead, I’d like to spend Christmas somewhere it’s flat-out summer. Like…Australia!

Of course, my preferred method of travel would be:
So who knows where I’d end up!

Dreamy December Days Challenge 1

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Happy December everyone! Welcome to today’s Dreamy December Days Daily Challenge. For Day 1, tell us your Bookish Christmas Wishes. You can answer any of the following questions: What are the bookish merchandise or books that you would really love to receive this Christmas?

In the land of extravagant:
House of Mystery: The Magic Science of David P. Abbott (Volume #1)House of Mystery: The Magic Science of David P. Abbott (Volume #2)
I’m working on a novel about David Abbott and Joseffy and this is an elusive set of sources. Poking around the internet, I can’t even find a copy for up for auction at the moment. The deluxe set includes a CD with film footage of Mr. Abbott and Joseffy, which would be pretty awesome to see.

On the more reasonable end:
A History of Ghosts: The True Story of Séances, Mediums, Ghosts, and Ghostbusters Art and Artifice and Other Essays of Illusion Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women Magic: 1400s-1950s
Been reading a lot of non-fiction. About magic, magicians, spiritualism, and other related subjects. The list of books I still want to read on these subjects is still happily long.

My first novel (finished in 2000 and previously published in 2009)
is now available in various ebook formats:
Priced modestly at $0.99 USD, I’m also offering complimentary copies to reviewers and to readers who purchased a print copy of Lucinda at the Window in the past. If interested, email me at katenab (at) or drop me a comment.