Author: Tracee de Hahn

Pen names. To have or have not.

Did you ever consider using a pseudonym for your writing? Why or why not. And if you have a second writing life we don’t know about confess now! although you don’t have to give away your secret life just hint broadly.

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How writers recharge

Retreat? Recharge? Is there a difference and do writers need both? I’d argue yes. My fellow MissDemeanors shared their official Retreat thoughts last week, while I was on a Recharge trip. A recharge isn’t the same as a working trip where I’m running around researching a place, taking notes, jotting details on a map about smells and sounds, hoping to capture that perfect element that says “here.” My trip was a vacation.

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Where’s the dog?

I never set out to write a dog into my books, but I can’t help it. I can’t imagine life without my own Jack Russell terriers and can’t imagine my characters without their dogs.

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What we are reading this weekend.

Hello Miss Demeanors, I’m heading into the weekend with a few books underway. I’m listening to Homer’s Odyssey. And I’m reading Bernard Cornwell’s The Pale Horseman on my phone. AND I’m absolutely riveted by The Nine: the true story of a band of women who survived the worst of Nazi Germany.

What are you reading?

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Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day

Saturday, April 24th is National Independent Bookstore Day. This year, more than ever, all of our local businesses need our support. I’ve included a highly idiosyncratic personal list of nine of my favorite bookstores around the country. There’s no way to list them all, however, I’ve visited each of these, appeared as an author in most and wish them years of continued success.

If you don’t have a local bookstore, adopt one elsewhere. Let’s make 2021 the year of the book!

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Every story starts with What If.

What if someone goes missing? What if a house burns down mysteriously? Or a will is destroyed or a war starts or a pandemic begins. What if you are able to spend a night or two in a place usually off limits to the public? That’s my ideal What if in real life.

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