Author Archives: Erin

Back to School!

Katherine and Nathaniel were up early for the first day of school, where she’s starting fifth grade and he’s starting third.  This is their last year sharing a bus ride and a school, since next year Katherine will switch to … Continue reading

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Mississippi with Mom and Katherine

In July, Katherine and I met up with Mom to drive down to the annual Faulkner conference in Oxford, Mississippi.  I had a great time at the conference and enjoyed celebrating my book’s publication with fellow Faulknerians.  Mom and Katherine … Continue reading

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Fruit and Flowers

There are piles of veggies coming out of the garden and farm (particularly since Sydney recently built a small greenhouse), but this year we’ve also seen an increase in fruit from what Sydney’s planted in the yard.  We had a … Continue reading

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Book

When I returned from Iowa, I found on my desk a copy of my book, which I promptly sent to my parents.  I figure that if my mom carved out a spot for it in her living room, taking the … Continue reading

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Nathaniel on a Bicycle

While we were in Iowa, Nathaniel also mastered the art of bicycling.  He’s not slow to learn; we just tended to prefer scooters, given how useful they were in England.  And scooters are a bit more compact! Nathaniel was thrilled … Continue reading

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Family time in Iowa

As soon as the kids finished up their school year, they grabbed the bags they’d helped pack (a week in advance: I had to fend them off until then) and joined me on an early-morning flight to Iowa to visit … Continue reading

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Overheard

The kids are sitting at the counter in my parents’ house in Iowa, just where Adam and I used to perch. Katherine to Nathaniel: “You’re just like Mommy.” N: “What do you mean?” K: “Well, Daddy talks about Mommy changing … Continue reading

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Book

One of the things keeping me busy this spring was the need to read through the proofs of my book and create an index, as final stages to this decade-long endeavor.  This, then, is what my spring break looked like: … Continue reading

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Fun with the kids

Sydney was away for several trips this spring, so the kids and I took off for local hikes before the weather turned hot; today, and for the foreseeable future, Kentucky is predicted to be in the high eighties and humid. … Continue reading

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Additional Spring Sights

Nathaniel constructing his birthday present, which combines two of his favorite things, Harry Potter and Legos: Katherine in her favorite hat (which made for hat hair nearly every day this spring): Katherine dutifully attempting homework while Domino “helps”: Erin

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