Mark Twain’s house in Hartford, Connecticut.
TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order.
Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance.
She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast (lesbianswhowrite.com) with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (iheartlesfic.com), a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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No way?! How cool! I LOVE Mark Twain! 🙂
I do too! I loved The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Tom Sawyer was pretty good, but Huck Finn is a classic. I have his book, Life on the Mississippi on my TBR pile. Do you have a favorite book or story by him?
I know that the question was directed at me but…Huck is his masterpiece but Pudd’nhead Wilson is an amazing little novel and Mark Twain’s Book For Bad Boys and Girls is a wonderful compilation that was released in 1995.
Cool house! Looks private and peaceful, which I like.
It was pretty peaceful inside and the views were amazing. I can only imagine in his day the views were even better.
Not sure if you’ve seen the Ken Burns documentary on Twain, but it is Excellent! Highly recommended viewing. This house is featured in it often and it is a lovely place set in lovely surroundings.
I haven’t seen the documentary yet, but I will put it on my list. I love Twain and Ken Burns so I am disappointed in myself that I haven’t seen it yet.
This is so beautiful… I imagined myself there… One of great names in literature. Thank you dear TBM, but let me ask this too, have you visited Emily Dickinson’s house too, I just wondered. She is my favurite poet. With my love, nia
I haven’t visited Emily Dickinson’s home yet, but I hope to someday. I will have to brush up on her poems before I go. Do you have a favorite poem?
so many… Here is one of them, dear TBM,
A word is dead/ when it is said/, some say./ I say it just/ begins to live/ that day
Great share! I wish Twain were alive today to see this world we all live in! Can you imagine his reaction?
Oh I am having a hard time figuring out how he would react. I have a t shirt with one of his quotes: “Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.”
So I don’t think he would be too impressed with the American Congress and their inability to do anything. I doubt he would be too impressed with the Euro Crisis either. I think you are right, I would love to see his reactions.
Hi Quotidian Hudson! I have read Pudd’nhead Wilson book and I enjoyed it. I haven’t read the Book for Bad Boys and Girls. I’ll have to pick it up. His insights are usually right on the mark for me. And he is one of the few writers that makes me laugh out loud.
Oh wow, how cool! You are so lucky you got to see it 🙂
I know! I loved, loved, loved being there. And our tour guide was very knowledgeable and you could tell that he loved his job. That always makes the experience great.
wonderful! I’ve never seen that! thanks for sharing!
I’ve set a link there to your post!
Thanks! You are so kind. I’m glad you liked seeing the house. It is fantastic inside as well, but they don’t allow cameras. You can visit this website to see photos of the interior:
Beautiful house!!! and look at that green grass!! would love to walk around those grass
I can imagine you wandering around. I think Twain would have loved to have you there!
Really, a wonderful house! Nice photo 🙂
Thanks! I love this house. Thanks for visiting and commenting.
Wow, what a nice house.
I know. Keep working on your novel! Who knows, you may move in.
This is simply awesome. I recalled that part of the reason why you moved was to walk the walk of literary giants – and you’re on your path to doing just that. I’m so happy that you’ve settled in nicely.
We have settled in and it feels good. The move was quite an adventure. And now it is time to track down the places and sight of the literary giants. Can’t wait!