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Margaret Pinard has spent her first few decades traveling the globe in search of adventures to incorporate into her writing, including living in the lands of the Celts, the cities of European fashion, and several dolce far niente Mediterranean cultures.

Her five novels include the REMNANTS trilogy, historical novels about a family emigrating from Scotland to Nova Scotia in the 1820s; MEMORY'S HOSTAGE, a historical mystery; and DULCI'S LEGACY, a YA mystery. She resides in Portland, OR.
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Margaret Pinard I am currently at work on my third novel. I've moved from historical mystery to YA mystery, and now this is to be historical drama- something you can …moreI am currently at work on my third novel. I've moved from historical mystery to YA mystery, and now this is to be historical drama- something you can really sink your teeth into and keen along with, as you hear the winds of change coming to one benighted family from the western isles of Scotland, in the early 19th century...(less)
Margaret Pinard Of course! And I haven't read 'Rogue and Royal' yet, but when I saw it on Smashwords, it looked like one I would want to read, so I marked it here. I …moreOf course! And I haven't read 'Rogue and Royal' yet, but when I saw it on Smashwords, it looked like one I would want to read, so I marked it here. I will check out the BookViral link- thanks!(less)
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The Keening (Remnants, #1)

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Not Straight, Nor Narrow, But Ziggy-Zaggy

For a long time now, I’ve had Amy Cuddy’s book Presence on my wishlist. Only this past week did I read her introduction and look up her TED talk (below), which brought together body language and power dynamics, success pathways and imposter syndrome, in a fascinating way.



Somewhere on this site (or in a notebook somewhere), I’ve written about the assumptions I make about people based on their walki

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