Travel Photo of the Day (Nov. 23)

Mark Twain’s house in Hartford, Connecticut.

About TBM

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 ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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26 Responses to Travel Photo of the Day (Nov. 23)

  1. Palm Trees & Bare Feet says:

    No way?! How cool! I LOVE Mark Twain! 🙂

    • TBM says:

      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.

  2. Fergiemoto says:

    Cool house! Looks private and peaceful, which I like.

  3. Carl V. says:

    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.

    • TBM says:

      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.

  4. niasunset says:

    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

  5. The Hook says:

    Great share! I wish Twain were alive today to see this world we all live in! Can you imagine his reaction?

    • TBM says:

      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.

  6. TBM says:

    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.

  7. Kristina says:

    Oh wow, how cool! You are so lucky you got to see it 🙂

    • TBM says:

      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.

  8. frizztext says:

    wonderful! I’ve never seen that! thanks for sharing!

  9. Kame says:

    Beautiful house!!! and look at that green grass!! would love to walk around those grass

  10. pressitblog says:

    Really, a wonderful house! Nice photo 🙂

  11. T.F.Walsh says:

    Wow, what a nice house.

  12. 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.

    • TBM says:

      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!

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