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What’s in a name?

Many of you know that the name I write under--Sophia Beaumont--is not my real name. Writers use pen names for a variety of reasons. Sophia is a name I've used online for years, as it means "wisdom." As a consummate Ravenclaw, wisdom is something I've always desired to have, but often felt myself lacking. Also,… Continue reading What’s in a name?

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Me

I'm pretty open about myself here, but there are probably a few things you don't know about me. If you want to know more, keep reading. I caught pneumonia when I was nine years old while swimming in a pond.  I inhaled pond water and developed bacterial pneumonia as a result. I was very sick… Continue reading 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Me

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Coming soon!

That's right! Are you guys ready? The title of my next book is... *drumroll* OFF THE RAILS. Sophia Andrews was fully prepared for her husband to die fighting for the Union--or at least, as prepared as one can be for such an eventuality. She was not expecting him to be murdered in cold blood on… Continue reading Coming soon!

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Want free books?

Starting this month, I'm launching a new mailing last in conjunction with my regular update email. This new list is for Advanced Readers & Reviewers. In other words, though people who regularly leave reviews for their favorite books on their blog, Amazon, or on Goodreads. It's pretty simple to sign up: just fill out this… Continue reading Want free books?

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Welcome Back

Did you miss me? I know August just FLEW by. I took a break, and I can't even remember most of it! I did get a chance to get partially caught up on some editing, however, and we did some much needed work around the house that has been neglected for...well, months, really. So, saddle… Continue reading Welcome Back

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#MHMon Guest Blog by Emily Deibler

How Outlining Helps Me When I’m Anxious or Depressed   When I started writing, I didn’t outline, and I’m not saying it’s required. However, outlining has helped me face challenges with recent projects. I have periods of time where I lack motivation or the act of writing feels too overwhelming. It doesn’t help when I… Continue reading #MHMon Guest Blog by Emily Deibler

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Catchup

I am still playing catch up thanks to the day job. I need a couple of weeks to get my footing back, so I'm going to take my annual blog break early this year. KnotMagick will be on hiatus until August 27, when I'll be back with some major news and announcements (want the news… Continue reading Catchup

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July Wrap Up

The Books 38. Felicity Saves the Day by Valerie Tripp 39. Changes for Felicity by Valerie Tripp 40. The Winter of Red Snow by Kristiana Greggory 41. Over the Edge of the World by Laurence Bergreen I'm reading a lot of books from when I was a kid the last couple of months, I know.… Continue reading July Wrap Up

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Kitten Break

My day job has been kicking my but the last couple of weeks, and I've had to put blogging on the back burner, so there's no post today. While I get caught up, enjoy some kitty pictures.

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Top Non-Fiction Picks: Civil War edition

One of the most exciting things about ALL FOR ONE is that it effectively kicks off the next phase of my career. It's not that I'm abandoning urban fantasy. But I am returning to my first love--historical fiction. Now obviously, we're talking history with a twist here. Whether it's creating a theoretical alternate history, or… Continue reading Top Non-Fiction Picks: Civil War edition