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July 23, 2015

Ashland, Home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Oregon: historically known for covered wagons, giant timber, and awesome Shakespeare.

Yes, Shakespeare.

Ashland, Oregon, is home of one of the oldest and most well-respected Shakespeare Festivals in the country. Which means when you do a chat on local NPR about your Shakespeare-themed novel, you better know your stuff. Or rather, his stuff. Give a listen and see what you think.

And if you happen to attend the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, stop into the Tudor Guild bookshop, they have some very sweet items, made here in the Pacific Northwest.

Tudor Guild Bookstore

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July 13, 2015

Civil War Weekend

It's not that we're still fighting the Civil War.

It's that we're still fighting about how to remember the Civil War.

So pleased to be headed to Josephine Community Library to tackle this important topic.

Civl War Weekend poster

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June 15, 2015

Naughty Author Talk

I'm a really a goody-two-shoes. Preferably flats, comfortable for walking, though stylish with a vintage dress.

And so last week to celebrate the paperback publication of Juliet's Nurse, I put on such a pair, and a frock, and hoofed it over to the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Gowanus (I was staying a few blocks away in Brooklyn), and gave a talk with the rather ribald title, "Capulet Gynecologist, Montague Onanist: Medieval Sex, Renaissance Death, and Romeo and Juliet."

It was a little raunchy.

But in a totally edifying way.

So if raunchily edifying or edifyingly raunchy is your thing, ignore my goody-two-shoes warning, and click here for the first part of the talk . . .



If that hasn't frightened you off, here's the second part:



And the more-or-less conclusion (the last few minutes of Q&A got cut off):



I suspect some of that wasn't on the final when you read the play in high school. Unless you went to a rather unusual high school.
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June 12, 2015

Paperback Baby

When is cardboard its most irresistible?

Opening box

When it's what's coming between an author and her new books.

Opened box

I'm delighted to announce that the beautiful paperback of Juliet's Nurse is now available, everywhere books are sold.

Lois with paperback

*****BONUS******
The paperback includes the first chapter from my next novel. It's a story of sex, celebrity, and selfies . . . in the 18th century.
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June 3, 2015

State of the Shakespeare

Apparently, I am a crazy cat lady . . . but with insects.

Want to know why? Listen to this exceptionally fun segment from The State of Shakespeare.






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