In my May 2013 release, A SPEAR OF SUMMER GRASS, I introduced Delilah Drummond, a heroine who is not for the faint of heart. Her story starts off in her own words and gives you a pretty good idea of who she is: Don’t believe the stories you have heard about me. I have never… Read More
A sixth-generation native Texan, New York
Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn graduated
from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a double
major in English and history and an emphasis on
Shakespearean studies. She taught high school English for
three years in San Antonio before leaving education to
pursue a career as a novelist. Deanna makes her home in
Virginia, where she lives with her husband and daughter and
is hard at work on her next novel.
Naming characters is one of the most enjoyable—and challenging—aspects of writing. In the case of the main characters in A SPEAR OF SUMMER GRASS, one was perfectly simple and straightforward while the other was just as much trouble as you’d expect her to be… J. Ryder White is the hero of the book, and his… Read More
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Left Coast Crime, anyone?
I’m head over heels in research for my second Fanny Newcomb historical mystery (working title…FANNY NEWCOMB AND THE FRENCH QUARTER LAUDANUM LOVER). And I’m loving it! I’m investigating historic poisons, studying Italian immigration to New Orleans, and inspecting French Quarter Sanborn Fire maps online (courtesy of the fabulous Library of Congress). And here are some… Read More