I am the youngest of four children, raised in the old-fashioned Irish-American way. I suspect my mother encoulapidaryproseraged me to write from an early age to keep me out of her hair, lapidaryprosealthough she may have regretted the decision when my teachers began to call about the controversial stories I was writing. Thus I began my career of butting heads with the good sisters at my Catholic elementary school, and ended it by leaving high school for college with no diploma. I wear my high-school dropout badge rebelliously and proudly.

In college, I became fascinated with the Middle Ages, which was described as a “starry night” by one of my professors. So began a trek through languages and legends that informs my narrative non-fiction and historical fiction, as well as my blogs.
I love feedback and enjoy discussing ideas. My main blog for general topics is Elizabeth Anne Mitchell; I also write a blog on literary history, intellectual history, and the history of words entitled Lapidary Prose. I’m on Twitter and Facebook; my email is lapidaryprose@gmail.com.

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    1. Welcome to ROW80, Kurt. I’ve found a lot of support and friendship among the participants. As for the photo, it came with the WordPress theme, and is 90% why I chose the theme. It belongs to Ed Merritt, who is a photographer/web designer based in the UK. I don’t know where the landscape is, but I find it reminiscent of southwest Ireland, which is where my paternal family is from.

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