My editor just told me that Mrs. Poe is on a summer promotion at all Barnes & No…

My editor just told me that Mrs. Poe is on a summer promotion at all Barnes & Noble stores. If anyone could capture a shot of my little sidekick on the 2-for-1 table, I'd appreciate it most kindly. Any photo ops taken at independent book stores would be hugely appreciated, too. Thank you for your reports of your sightings this summer. Nothing excites this author more than in-the-wild sightings..well, except maybe a photo of Bigfoot.

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Please join me at the High Country Festival of the Book in Boone, NC. Edgar is…

Please join me at the High Country Festival of the Book in Boone, NC. Edgar is coming!
Next Friday, June 27
Tales of Mystery & Imagination Dinner
6:00 – 9:00
Fairway Grill, Boone Golf Course
Special appearance by Edgar Allan Poe
Sponsored by the Richard T. Barker
Friends of the ASU Belk Library
TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED BY JUNE 23


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This would be a good weekend to buy your tickets to HCFB's Tales of Mystery & Imagination Dinner with Lynn Cullen, Author of Mrs. Poe. June 27 at 6:00 – Boone Golf Course. Get them on-line or at the Watauga County Public Library & the Western Watauga Branch Library.
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Enjoyed these words of wisdom from my friends Kate Quinn, Kris Waldherr, Susan S…

Enjoyed these words of wisdom from my friends Kate Quinn, Kris Waldherr, Susan Spann, Christy English, Donna Russo Morin, Anne Girard, Tracy Grant, Heather Webb, and Anne Easter Smith. So true, so true.


The Most Challenging Aspect of Being a Published Author
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This week at The Debutante Ball, it's "choose your own adventure", so I thought I would take this opportunity to spotlight my fellow multi-published authors. What we do–create, destroy, inspire, a…

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Thank you for the wonderful review, Michelle! I love that your readers have got…

Thank you for the wonderful review, Michelle! I love that your readers have gotten into the spirit of Poe by commenting with quotes from his work. I'd like to chime in with the poem that he wrote to Frances Osgood, very publicly showing his love for her at Anne Charlotte Lynch's house party in February 1846. (I mention this poem in the book) Frances's name is hidden within the verses–instructions for finding it follow the poem.

Love,Lynn

A VALENTINE
by Edgar Allan Poe

For her this rhyme is penned, whose luminous eyes,
Brightly expressive as the twins of Lœda,
Shall find her own sweet name, that, nestling lies
Upon the page, enwrapped from every reader.
Search narrowly the lines!—they hold a treasure
Divine—a talisman—an amulet
That must be worn at heart. Search well the measure—
The words—the syllables! Do not forget
The trivialest point, or you may lose your labor!
And yet there is in this no Gordian knot
Which one might not undo without a sabre,
If one could merely comprehend the plot.
Enwritten upon the leaf where now are peering
Eyes scintillating soul, there lie perdus
Three eloquent words oft uttered in the hearing
Of poets, by poets—as the name is a poet's, too.
Its letters, although naturally lying
Like the knight Pinto—Mendez Ferdinando—
Still form a synonym for Truth.—Cease trying!
You will not read the riddle, though you do the best you can do.

[To translate the address, read the first letter of the first line in connection with the second letter of the second line, the third letter of the third line, the fourth of the fourth, and so on to the end. The name will thus appear.


Lynn Cullen's Mrs. Poe – Review and {Giveaway}
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My thoughtsI have always been fascinated by Edgar Allan Poe. Besides being absolutely in love with his literary works, I've also considered him an enigmatic figure who is, and was, widely misunderstood by many people. It turns out that the author of Mrs. Poe felt the same, as evidenced by her wonder

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What a fun interview! I always appreciate a chance to work in the bit about Poe…

What a fun interview! I always appreciate a chance to work in the bit about Poe's aunt's spiderweb stockings. And thank you, Stephanie, for your kind review.


Book Review and Interview with Author Lynn Cullen
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A vivid and compelling novel about a woman who becomes entangled in an affair with Edgar Allan Poe—at the same time she becomes the unwilling confidante of his much-younger wife. It is 1845, and Fr…

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The Toe Bone Connected to the..Foot Bone Thank you, Historical Tapestry, for in…

The Toe Bone Connected to the..Foot Bone

Thank you, Historical Tapestry, for inspiring this guest post on the connections that led to the writing of Mrs. Poe.


Historical Tapestry: Guest Post and Giveaway: Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen
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