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Nance Crawford

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Who I am on the day I post. Always subject to change.

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Surprise! Update!

Posted on June 24, 2015 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (8)

There’s a lot of catching up: details of the trip to and from Leicester, about which I did not blog daily, as I had intended to do; the discovery of the major goof in what I thought was the final version of KING’S GAMES: A Memoir of Richard III, duplicated in KING’S GAMES: The Commentaries – and the shepherding of both books through the review process one more time; then finding out the reason why I had slowed down and everythin...

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They're Here!

Posted on May 1, 2015 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (1)


I can’t believe this.


I got off the phone with CreateSpace about an hour ago after a lengthy conversation.


I had forgotten that the final submission of a finished manuscript would show up on Amazon for five to ten days. Having promised the world availability today, it was an unpleasant letdown.


So I cleared the files for printing, ordered copies for myself, and went to play on Facebook while I let my subconscious fig...

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Dickon and Francis Lovell are Hovering in the Wings!

Posted on April 30, 2015 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (1)

I do believe Saturday's the big day! KING'S GAMES A Memoir of Richard III will again be available on Amazon! With a concurrent surprise! And, there's another 5-Star review on Amazon!

Granna's Wild Adventure, Part III

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 12:15 PM Comments comments (1)

I wasn't able to let an announcement about the previous blog into the ether, but it appears to be straightened out, now.

Exciting stuff - and I've been so blown out by the end of the day that there was energy only for pithy comments on Facebook, so if you and I are not friends on Facebook, or if I've not appeared on your feed, or you haven't gone to my FB page and checked, you have no idea what's been going on, other than the babble on the previous blog entry (which you pro...

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I'm in the Washington Post and on NPR's Take Two! - Granna's Wild Adventure, Part II

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 12:35 PM Comments comments (2)

Online publishing does count. I say so.

This has got to be brief. There'll be a cab waiting for me in 14 minutes, to take me to the Visitor's Centre so that I can charm them into carrying KING'S GAMES: A Memoir of Richard III. I've been neglecting you and I'm sorry - it seems I'm so exhausted in the evenings I have little energy, except for Facebook, where I can make pithy, smarmy comments and flee. Cohesive thought has not been my strong point after 9 p.m. GMT.

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Granna's Wild Adventure, Part I

Posted on March 18, 2015 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (3)

Sunday, March 15, 2015

3:30 p.m. PDT


Here I am at LAX, having been treated like the queen. After a delay caused by someone not checking the waiting area thoroughly (and not calling my name), I was briskly wheeled to a tram stop for the final jaunt to the plane. After what was...

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Stepping Off Cliffs or, If Pearl White Survived . . .

Posted on March 5, 2015 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (2)

It’s been a while. There are several reasons, but the most pertinent has finally become obvious to me:

I was raised to be a good Flemish housewife.

On reflection, this may be the answer to the question I have seen in others’ eyes when I am expounding on some subject or another: “...

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New Preview Page! KING'S GAMES

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 1:10 AM Comments comments (0)

The headlines say it all. DRAGON SOLSTICE is finally on its way to!


KING’S GAMES is getting cleaned up for publishing and the new Preview! page has a sample.


I’m very curious as to your response.


Recording Whiz Strikes Again!

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (1)

Taking a little time away from KING'S GAMES to record DRAGON SOLSTICE. Deja vu.


First time was right after I wrote it - sat in the upstairs hall in the rented townhouse talking into a boom box cassette recorder - for a Christmas gift for family members. Lots of loud clicks where I stopped & started for corrections. I know, for sure, that at least one person listened to it. Thank you, Patti.


Second time was a couple of years ago, in more favorabl...

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Richard the Timesucker

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (3)

This is also in the nature of response to Tracey, Pookie, Sue R and Karen, who sent loving greetings after reading the most recent blog post. I haven't had time to individually respond because what I'm doing with KING'S GAMES is far more challenging than I anticipated.

The first part of the book will be the text of the play.

I am now at work putting together the second part of the book, which will have essays, including the history of the development of b...

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