You know what happens when you revisit the site of a good friend who writes? You are even more impressed with your friend's grasp of writing (and other matters), and you feel even luckier that this person is your friend. That's what happened to me a few days ago when I checked in with my pal (from a shared Iowa Summer Writing Festival workshop more than a decade ago), Natalie Wexler.
Natalie, an essayist and an historical novelist, has posted an archive of excellent original columns on her site. The pieces stretch back to August 2007, and are sure to interest anyone interested in the following topics: self-publishing; the early history of the Supreme Court (one of Natalie's particular fields of expertise and a subject central to her novel, A More Obedient Wife); writing about "bit players in history"; researching one's historical fiction; and much more.
And to hear even more about/from Natalie, read our own archived interview from 2007.