So what do you think? Does my hubby look good in Mark Twain hair?
For that matter -do I?
I'm actually more comfy in Becky Thatcher hair!
Many of Twain's books were set in Mississippi, but were actually written from this house or most likely his summer home in Elmira, New York.
When I was writing Healing Water I scoured Mark Twain's Letters From Hawaii which provided colorful descriptions of Hawaii from the very time period in which my story is set.
According to author/editor A. Grove Day, in 1884 Twain was writing a novel set in Hawaii. A section of it was set in the leprosy settlement on Molokai where Healing Water takes place. I, for one, am really sad this book was never completed.
Maybe I will be able to find the 17 pages of this novel online at Berkely's Mark Twain Papers & Project where I understand that they are housed. Off to check on that.
Note that Volume 1 of the Autobiography of Mark Twain is now available - 100 years after his death as he stipulated! What a guy - to give himself ( and us) this birthday gift!
Happy Birthday, Samuel Clemens!