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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