Preview/Excerpt from Little Birds?
In the middle of editing so I took this excerpt down. I’ll repost it when things have settled down.
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In the editing process it became clear that I had misstepped in renaming Lily’s daughters. Where you see mention of ‘Leonie’ it should read ‘Carrie’ and for ‘Mairead’ read ‘Martha.’
As of September 2021 there are eight novels in total,Three additional novels were published under my legal name (Rosina Lippi). Homestead, mentioned above, is one of them. The other two are Tied to the Tracks and The Pajama Girls of Lambert Square. … Continue reading six in the first series (generally called the Wilderness series), and two in the second (Waverly Place Series).
The question I hear most often these days: What’s next? What comes after Where the Light Enters? Here’s an answer.
Both series of novels are set primarily in northern New York State or Manhattan in the 19th century, but there are storylines that spend time in Annandale, Scotland, Graubünden, Switzerland, Genoa, Italy, the French Antilles, Spanish Florida; the Gulf of Mexico, New Orleans and environs, rural New Jersey and Staten Island; St. Louis; Kansas Territory, Northern New Mexico Territory The Wilderness novels run from 1792 to 1824; the Waverly Place novels are set between 1883 and 1885; and Little Birds is set in 1857.
This is a big project that starts with transferring many posts between weblog and wiki. It may never be finished, but I chisel way at it so the next time somebody emails to say: I’m confused about Lily’s family or Where was x when the steamboat docked in Independence? I can send them here to have a look around and find an answer. Possibly not to the question they started with, but hey, there are other things like, lots of maps, short character bios, floor plans, newspaper advertisements, and plot lines. There is a detailed family tree as well.
What you won’t find here
- On writing fiction: rules of thumb (an overview)
- The unbearable lightness of the blank page
- Essential traits for writers
- Story or plot: Finding your way
- The Trifecta of storytelling: The whole pie
What I’m Writing Now
Currently I’m working on a novel that serves as a bridge between the Wilderness series and the Waverly Place series. More about Little Birds here.
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