‘Alcestis’ cover!

‘Alcestis’ cover!

Originally uploaded by Katharine B.

I last updated here on February 7. Since then, we’ve moved to a new house, with beautiful front and back porches, actual amenities — I can do laundry in my own house! — and a spiral staircase up to a little attic that’s perfect for reading, or, if you’re a cat, running around like crazy.

Then I went to the Dickens Project Winter Conference, at Vanderbilt, which involved a marathon day of panels. My paper was on modal verbs in ‘Persuasion,’ because I am a geek. And then I came home and started unpacking again. I just finished organizing my books a few days ago.

Meanwhile all sorts of things have been happening on the book front — blurb-begging, copyedit-reviewing, permission-seeking. Also, author-photo-taking. And, finally, cover-displaying! This is the final version of the cover design for my novel. I am absolutely thrilled with it, as is everybody else involved. My publication date is February 2010, and now that February 2009 is almost over, I feel like it’s really happening. Less than a year, and it’ll be on the shelves.


  1. Thank you so much, Elizabeth! It’s a painting by John William Godward; she’s actually supposed to be Ophelia (in Roman dress, for some reason). The Victorians sure did like to mix up their time periods.

    I’m so glad to hear that you’re looking forward to the book!

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