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New Article on Medium about The 64th Viennese Opera Ball

So I have posted a new article on Medium, a site I’ve never used before, about my experiences at the 64th Viennese Opera Ball. I was invited by a dear friend who’s an Austrian Countess. What a gorgeous gala! Filled with music, song, fashion, and delectable food. Not to mention […]

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Asanas, a poem by Traci L. Slatton

ASANASby Traci L. SlattonMy hat warned of twisting postures breathlessness an old rag, really, but after a quarter century imbued with my fondness. It was suddenly gone, vanished  as if it had never been yet it was  full of my cranium, and my hair, and various  dreams that had rattled […]

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Best of 2018 by Traci L. Slatton

2018 was a helluva year. This is my personal, highly idiosyncratic take on the Best of 2018. I hope you enjoy the list and I hope it inspires you. Best Movie: A Star Is Born. I cried like a baby at the end. Love always contains loss, love and loss […]

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My Article in Quillette Magazine: Art, Commerce, and Vision

Quillette Magazine published my article on why artists aren’t necessarily leftist: “Art, Commerce, and Vision.” If you don’t know Quillette, check it out! It’s an online platform for free speech. Here’s what I wrote my friends: I am delighted to send you my article on Quillette Magazine. It’s about why […]

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Colette, A Review

On a recent Saturday, my husband and I enjoyed date night at the Paris Theater. We watched the film Colette. I’m a novelist and so the film held a special resonance for me. It’s always intriguing for me to see how other women do it–how other women wrestle with the […]

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Art and Representation

Representation My husband Sabin Howard can sculpt. Think Carpeaux, Canova, or Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Think Michelangelo. He says, “Art represents us. How do we want to be represented?” It’s a fair question, and answering it leads me to all the reasons I’m not a post-modernist. Boiling it down, I believe in […]

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The Gottman Institute: The Art & Science of Love

The Gottman Institute: The Art & Science of Love My husband and I had a rude and rough couple of years. Sabin was briefly ensconced at the antipodes with people who thought they knew him better after 12 minutes than I did after 18 years, and they brought out his […]

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Mystery of Birth

Mystery of Birth       I had the misfortune to be the impecunious shiksa married into a well-to-do Jewish family. My sincere conversion to Judaism, a religion I love, slightly blunted their dyspeptic view of me but didn’t resolve it. Not that my former in-laws were aware of their […]

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Empowering Women

I have raised four daughters: Empowering Women is a force close to my heart. “A mature person is one who does not think only in absolutes, who is able to be objective even when deeply stirred emotionally, who has learned that there is both good and bad in all people […]

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Factual Error in The New Yorker: Is this how fake news starts?

Factual error in the New Yorker: I write this post not just for myself, but for all women whose ideas were misattributed to a man, and who were told to leave it be and not to rock the boat. My husband Sabin Howard is making a national memorial, the National […]

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My friend’s grandson passed

Today was the memorial service for a dear friend’s infant grandson. There were photographs placed around the room in the funeral home. It was a room for congregating, with neat rows of chairs for the visitors and tissue boxes placed at strategic intervals. Mourning is excruciating anyway, but yoked to […]

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Traci L. Slatton is the international bestselling author of historical, paranormal, and romantic novels.