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"Time makes more converts than reason."
 Thomas Paine, quoted in Shadow of Night

The professor is in!  

"Ten Things You May Have Wrong About Elizabethan England"

(Click on my photo to go to my Instagram video)
Q:  Will we ever learn more about Diana, Matthew, and the twin's futures?

A:  Well YES. Of course. Children are six-ish in book I'm working on now. 
I am very good at winkling secrets out of my characters...

On this day, 2 November—the feast of All Souls—around the year 500 AD, Matthew de Clermont was born in a small village called Saint-Lucien.

I will always be grateful you walked into my life and turned it upside down. Whenever you have a tale to tell, rest assured I will be listening. To be continued...

#behindthescenes with @adiscoveryofwitchestv S2.

On this day, 17 November, in the year 1558, Elizabeth Tudor acceded to the throne after the death of her half-sister, Mary. Twenty-five, unmarried, and formidably intelligent she embarked today on a reign that few would have predicted would one day be called "the golden age."
What I'm Watching This November:
Highly recommend My Family, the Holocaust and Me on BBC One (currently only available in the UK).  Please do watch it if you haven't yet. 
Where has this play been all my life??  #IAmEmilia
All Souls Series and A Discovery of Witches tv fans will LOVE this exploration of the life of 16th century writer Emilia Bassano. Link to tickets here:

*Only available to watch online until December 2nd! 
It's not too late--All Souls Con 2020 sessions will be available on demand indefinitely, and sessions-only passes are still available for purchase for you or as a gift for a friend.  Tickets:  Program:, Speakers: (All profits go to the Science History Institute and the American Library Association.)
It’s been a long month. It’s all the more important to take care of yourself. I’ve been making a list in my bullet journal of everything I can do in the days ahead to be kind to myself.

What’s on your list??

Sticker is from @the_happy_planner’s “Stargazer” set. #bujo is from @leuchtturm1917
Q: Do you think we will ever hear Baldwin's story? 

Deb: Up to Baldwin, really. And my strength!  --Deb 
What I'm Listening To:
Helplessly Hoping
Julianna Calm Down
Talkin' 'Bout a Revolution
What I'm Reading:
Also (not pictured): Yotam Ottolenghi's FLAVOUR and Nigella Lawson's COOK. EAT. REPEAT. 
Taking a moment to express my gratitude to all of my readers around the world, to the superb cast who brings my characters to life, and to the talented crew who translates my words into reality on @adiscoveryofwitchestv

The United States was founded in a concept that a loyal opposition was not only possible, but desirable. A product of Enlightenment ideals, the new nation was crafted in strong contrast to the old political belief that those who disagreed with you must be destroyed.

All over the world we are losing this vital concept of civic engagement due to fear and divisive rhetoric that makes opponents the "enemy." And it is leading to populism, fascism, racism, and anti-Muslim and anti-Semitic sentiment. 

We need to take a deep breath. We need to listen and to try to figure out why we are all so afraid. We need to try to reclaim those Enlightenment ideals of liberty, equality, and fraternity that are in such jeopardy. We must each be the change we want to see in the world.

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