• Game of Thrones map, Bran Was a Bore on Game of Thrones, But He Didn't Have to Be, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/05/22/bran/ #GameofThrones #GeorgeRRMartin #Seasonfinale #BrandonStark #Bran #Winterfell #characterization #character #DalaiLama
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    Bran Was a Bore on Game of Thrones But Didn’t Have to Be

    Brandon Stark was a bore on Game of Thrones but he didn't have to be. I enjoyed the finale like so many others but Bran's character fell flat. It wasn't that I disliked Bran particularly. His story of becoming the Three-eyed Raven was interesting but that he turned into a sleepy detached automaton was quite bluntly, a missed characterization opportunity…

  • Flower Shop, A Best Friend and a Boss in The Forgetting Flower, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/05/03/best-friend-boss/ #TheForgettingFlower #books #novels #crimefiction #thrillers #Paris #flowers #plants
    Books

    A Best Friend and a Boss in The Forgetting Flower

    Today’s post focuses on Renia’s best friend and her boss in The Forgetting Flower. These two characters’ relationship sets the foundation for the novel. One’s death launches the story. You’ll see why they were friends and how they came to be who they are. Best Friend Alain Tolbert Alain is an event planner who regularly orders flower arrangements from Le…

  • Twin Sisters, Who is the Enigmatic Renia, and Her Sister? Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/04/26/renia-estera-character/ #TheForgettingFlower #novels #books #fiction #crimefiction #thrillers #Paris #Renia #Estera #character
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    Who is the Enigmatic Renia and Her Sister?

    Hi everyone, as we get closer to the release of The Forgetting Flower, I thought it would be fun to do an introduction for a few of the characters. First up is my protagonist, Renia, and her sister Estera. Renia Baranczka is a young woman who grew up on the outskirts of Kraków in Poland. She comes from an intact…

  • The Characters & Their Music in The Forgetting Flower, Pt. 2, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/04/19/characters-music-2 #classicalmusic #TheForgettingFlower #music #books #novels #thrillers #Paris #Chopin #Satie #Paderewski #Mozart #Vivaldi
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    The Characters and Their Music in The Forgetting Flower, Part 2

    Last week, I wrote about the music that’s heard or played when the characters Alain and Madame Palomer are “on stage” in The Forgetting Flower. In this post, I’ll talk about the music of my main character, Renia, and her parents. Renia’s choices are about her moods and about what she sees as best for the shop’s atmosphere. Her parents,…

  • Wildflowers, How to Get Your Free Wildflower Seeds, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/04/05/wildflower-seeds/ #seeds #wildflowers #bees #seedpackets #free #TheForgettingFlower #KarenHugg #books #novels #gardening #plants
    Books,  Plants

    How to Get Your Free Wildflower Seeds

    Good morning, all! I’ve finished the form for those who preordered The Forgetting Flower. The packets of wildflower seeds are ready! These organic, non-GMO seeds, from the reputable Renee’s Garden, will go to the first 25 people who preorder. And by the way, I’ll be sending the seeds right away. You don’t have to wait until June when the book’s…