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flax-golden tales: muses

muses What are you doing? they ask in earnest, curious unison. Writing, I reply, answering automatically even though they ask the same question every day and they often sit directly on the typewriter so it should be rather obvious. Writing what? they chorus with their typical giddiness. A story. There should be a bear! one […]

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in lieu of post, bunnies.

I was going to write an epic post-NYC blog post and then this week got away from me, lost in two straight days of phone interviews followed by credit card fraud shenanigans and deadlines and also I’m still not sure how it managed to be almost-August already. So, instead of a proper blog post, here […]

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flax-golden tales: bridge use restricted

bridge use restricted We reach the bridge on the third day, in the late afternoon with the sun just starting to sag into the trees. We are tired and hungry, having eaten the last of the almost-stale scones with honey hours before, and overjoyed to have finally reached our next landmark. We whoop and shout […]

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quick post with books & socks!

I am in NYC at the moment, but on Monday I spent the day being herded around eastern Massachusetts to sign stock at several different bookstores. So if you would like a signed paperback of The Night Circus they can be found at: Harvard Books in Cambridge Porter Square Books in Cambridge The Concord Bookshop […]

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flax-golden tales: another place in another time

another place in another time I found the lamppost in the middle of the woods, half-hidden in branches and vines. I confess, the first thing I thought about was Narnia even though it was summer-warm with green leaves instead of wardrobe snow and I’m too old to be thinking such things in serious wishful ways. […]

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birthday!

Today is my birthday! I am thirty-four years old, which also means that this blog is four years old and flax-golden tales are three years old, and three is of course the magic number. My continued & eternal thanks to the multi-talented Carey Farrell for allowing me to make things up to accompany her fantastic photos. We celebrate all […]

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flax-golden tales: the bunny business

the bunny business We moved the table to the back of the store years ago but once in a while interested customers still come in and my dad points them toward the end of the long polished oak counter and around the corner and then he presses the button that lights up the fading fancy-lettered […]

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photographic evidence of aforementioned epic paperback book launch party

      Thank you all for joining in the fantabulousness! Endless gratitude to everyone at Brookline Booksmith, especially the wonderful and dapper Evan, and everyone from the Huffington Post Books team, particularly the dashing and becaped (which is not a word, but he did have a cape) Andrew, and of course, the incomparable Walter […]

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come one, come all…

Brookline Booksmith Tuesday July 3rd, beginning at 5 o’clock in the evening The Night Circus paperback release extravaganza featuring music by Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys (this will very likely be epic.)

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