Welcome! Today is the first day of my Bewitching Book Tour for the historical novel Earth's Imagined Corners! I'll be hanging out at all the coolest places on the interwebs. I hope you'll join me.
My first stop is Andi's Book Reviews. I get to chat with Andrea about my relationship to the past. I always joke that I was raised in the 1880s, but it really wasn't halcyon days for women. But it makes for good fiction! Here's a taste:
I’m honored to be hanging out with Andrea today on the fabulous Andi’s Book Reviews!
She asked me these great questions relating to my historical novel Earth’s Imagined Corners: Why do you feel you belong in the 1800s? If you could blend today's society and that of the 1800s, what aspects of each would you include?
Well, it isn’t so much that I feel that I belong in the 1800s. In fact, I think it would have been pretty tough to be a woman in that time period. You were property in the true sense of the word: for most of the period, you couldn’t own anything because it belonged to your husband or father. You did not “own” or have any legal rights to your kids. You were at the mercy of the men in your life and had not legal or social right to much of anything.
It’s not that I feel I belong there. It’s that I joke I was raised in the 1800s. That’s because I was raised on a ranch in Wyoming that did things old style. Over the summer, we would take cows to summer pasture and live without running water and electricity and ride horses to get pretty much everywhere. Over the winter, we rode the bus 25 miles both ways to get to school, and the pipes would often freeze so you had to go to the outhouse. We had a party line for a phone, which meant you could listen in on your neighbors. There were always dangerous animals around. If it wasn’t my uncle’s buffalo and ostriches and kangaroos (wallaby), it was the bears coming down off the mountain to eat the apples in the orchard across the creek.Click here to read the rest of the post.
And if you'd like to join me for the rest of the tour, here are my stops. I'd like to thank the lovely Roxanne at Bewitching Book Tours!
Bewitching Book Tour for Earth’s Imagined Corners, March 2 - April 2
March 2 ~ Andi's Book Reviews
March 3 ~ Roxanne’s Realm
March 4 ~ Lisa’s World of Books
March 5 ~ Fang-tastic Books
March 6 ~ The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom
March 9 ~ Mythical Books
March 10 ~ Deb Sanders
March 11 ~ Eclipse Reviews
March 11 ~ Author Karen Swart
March 12 ~ Deal Sharing Aunt
March 18 ~ Shut Up and Read
March 19 ~ BookwormBridgette's World
March 20 ~ 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too!
March 24 ~ More Romance Please
March 25 ~ FictionZeal.com
March 26 ~ feedmeinbooks
March 27 ~ CBY Book Club
April 2 ~ Books Direct
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