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Sally Kilpatrick

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Sally Kilpatrick writes southern fiction full of small towns and big hearts. She is a two-time Maggie Award of Excellence finalist, a Golden Heart® finalist, a Book Buyer’s Best finalist, and a National Readers’ Choice Awards triple finalist. Her next novel, Bless Her Heart, will be released on Halloween and explores what happens when a preacher’s wife decides to sample the Seven Deadly Sins. Sally lives with her husband and two children in Marietta, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. Visit her author website at sallykilpatrick.com or follow her on Twitter as @SuperWriterMom.

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Sally Kilpatrick Much Ado About Nothing
Act 5, Scene 5
An epilogue that gives us but a brief glimpse at the honeymoon of Beatrice and Benedick.

Crow caws and a dog answer…more
Much Ado About Nothing
Act 5, Scene 5
An epilogue that gives us but a brief glimpse at the honeymoon of Beatrice and Benedick.

Crow caws and a dog answers.

BEATRICE: Soft! What sound is that beyond our marriage bed?

BENEDICK: (leans out window and pulls up a cage with a crow) ‘Tis as you requested, your dog barking at a crow. Marked I well when you said it.

BEATRICE: Said I such a thing? Thou speakest of another Beatrice. Say you love me so we may return to our Scotch jig.

BENEDICK: Troth, I cannot.

BEATRICE: Ah, the cinquepace so soon? Or perchance your potent regiment hath retreated?

BENEDICK: (sputters)

BEATRICE: Your bauble broken? Your needle lacking thread?

BENEDICK: Woman, I have an abundance of thread. Say you love me first, my Lady Disdain.

BEATRICE: That name of old? O sweet Benedick. God give me patience.

BENEDICK: God give you patience! May He grant me more. I fancy a journey to the Netherlands. Now say it.

BEATRICE: Nay.

BENEDICK: (assaults her with kisses)

BEATRICE: {sighs) I fear *I* have caught the Benedick. By my troth, I love thee.

BENEDICK: And I love thee at least ‘til Claudio hangs me up at the door of a brothel house for the sign of blind Cupid.

BEATRICE: What?

BENEDICK: Fret not. He is with his Hero. (sings as he takes her hand to kiss it) Sigh not so, but let them go.

BEATRICE: And be I blithe and bonny?

BENEDICK: (kisses her knuckles and starts working his way up her arm) Aye.

BEATRICE: (sighs anyway, but happily) Hey nonny nonny.

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Sally Kilpatrick When I first started writing, writer's block was scary. The longer I wrote the more I realized writing is like a maze: if you're stuck, you messed up …moreWhen I first started writing, writer's block was scary. The longer I wrote the more I realized writing is like a maze: if you're stuck, you messed up somewhere earlier which has caused you to hit a dead end. I will ruthlessly cut whole chunks of text and put it in a "Scrap Metal" document. That way I can come back to what I cut just in case I really did need it, but I can back up to the spot where I felt confident and start again. Rarely do I take something from the scrap metal file. Other than that? I may or may not do a fair amount of cussing and whining to my critique partners and husband, all of whom are saints for putting up with me. I hear tell Joshilyn Jackson has a Firefly phase. I tried that out, and binge-watching Joss Whedon is mostly beneficial, although you get to the point where you sigh and say, "I could never write like that!"(less)
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Greyhound

My Monday movies series continues–and I hope to expand the blog to other topics, but I’m doing a second draft of Much Ado About Barbecue, so I’m not quite to regular blogging. Do get ready for a book about warring barbecue houses, though. Estimated release date in early September!

On to Greyhound–and, yes, there will be a spoiler or two. Before I start this post, you need to understand that war pic

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When I read the 2021 version, I didn't think too much about what Editor Che said about adding diversity.

Not until I started reading this one. It feels very male-centric. As a result, there weren't as many stories in this one that I liked.

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I wanted to see how other folks were writing their short mysteries, so I checked this book and the one from 2017 out of the library. In the intro, Cha mentions a move toward more diverse entrants. Thank goodness based on some of the stories from the ...more
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This is a book you sink into like The Winds of War. Come to think of it, the comparison to Wouk is also appropriate because Sister Mother Warrior starts before the "official" Haitian Revolution and winds through a period of poisonings and war and gre ...more
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“Familiar mahogany-stained pews with red velvet cushions sucked the light from the interior.”
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Mia McKimmy Thanks for adding me to your list, Sally. Look forward to seeing you at the GRW meeting next week.


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