Thursday, May 18, 2017

When Women Didn't Count gets used

Big event for me today.  I was in the Research and Writing Studio in the library today, helping a student with a sociology project.  I realized that he might be helped by a quotation I mention in my new book which Praeger will be publishing in late June.

I happened to have it on a flash drive in my pocket so I slapped it into the computer and pulled up the PDF.  I found the quotation, found the citation, and checked it in the bibliography.  They all worked (yay!) and I quickly linked to the source of the quotation.  The student was amazed.  "I can't believe the government was studying this subject in 1870!"

They were.  And guess what?  When Women Didn't Count just received its first research use..

Friday, May 12, 2017

SMFS and Shanks

The Short Mystery Fiction Society is celebrating Short Story Month.  Today they call out "Shanks Holds The Line," which is available for free here.   Thanks, SMFS!