Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Announcing my first non-fiction book!
Well, not exactly. In my long career of writing and editing in the “Federal world,” I produced volumes and volumes of non-fiction. However, I didn’t get the credit for that work. So, I should say that this is my first independently published non-fiction book.
I hoped to release it close to the launch of the third of my Roaring Twenties novels about Pip and her friends, A Ghost in the Kitchen. The launch for that, a trolley tour of haunted Savannah, was huge fun, and a great time was had by all.
However, the actual book fell flat. So, I won’t be writing any new stories for Pip or Granny Phanny. With that in mind, I almost didn’t make this new book available either… but then I thought, why not? I’m not doing a full-on book launch, just making this announcement.
I present to you, Speak Flapper — Slang of the 1920s.
Here’s the blurb
This is a dictionary of slang from the Roaring Twenties, also called the Jazz Age. I collected these terms while researching my various fictional stories set in the 1920s.
The book is not meant to be a scholarly work. It is intended for entertainment purposes. It is also peppered with history and trivia about the era. You might use it in preparing for a 1920s costume party, or for a gathering to watch a favorite movie or TV show set in the Roaring Twenties. Or use it for the simple personal fun of speaking flapper!
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