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No Mangum for the Griffiths

Followup to blog of the 15th, "A Researcher's Dream": After taking another look at the Griffith photographs and exchanging emails with Sarah Stacke, author and co-editor of an upcoming book on Hugh Mangum, and Margaret Sartor, co-editor of the book, I have concluded that Hugh Mangum, the North Carolina photographer working circa 1890-1922, is most likely not the professional who photographed the  Read More 
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A Researcher's Dream

Haven't posted for months, but there's a reason. It's been a busy summer, writing-wise. I finished Maggie and Me: A Granddaughter's Memoir, to be published on 12/15; ARCs are going out even as I write this - there's a link to the title's website in the QUICK LINKS column of this page if you'd like to hear me talk about the book (the site also incorporates a Readers' Guide and an Online Press Kit). I edited my new mystery in the Art Dodger Series, The Mystery of the Missing Majorette, which is also supposed to be published in the coming quarter. I began a new series of short fiction under the Antiques Are Us name, and have so far finished three segments: The Quilt Hater; Tempest in a Teapot; and Best When Ripe.

The above, however, satisfying as it may be to me as a list of activities explaining why I've rarely seen sunshine in the last three months, isn't the point of this post. Today, I had one of those fun moments known only to those of us blessed (or cursed, depending on your point of view) with the researcher's mindset. Read More 
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