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Subject: Virginia Lanier
Date Posted: 8/12/2017 2:36 PM ET
Member Since: 5/17/2010
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Author Lanier didn't get published until she was nearing 50. Over the next decade she wrote a half dozen " Bloodhound" books. I was lucky to read of her in our local paper. I live near the swamp where much of her heroine's action takes place. Sadly, she only lived for 10 years after starting the series but I'm grateful to feel like I know her. Rest in peace.

Date Posted: 8/12/2017 4:15 PM ET
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That reminds me of another woman who started late. Penelope Fitzgerald. She was 58 when she wrote her first book which was a biography I think. There is an article about her on wikipedia. She went on to write many novels and other biographies. I have one of her novels but I haven't read it yet.

Date Posted: 8/24/2017 9:30 AM ET
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Oh, a name from the past.  I really enjoyed the 'Bloodhound" series.  Odd though, I'd heard she didn't start writing until her 70's.  Doesn't matter.  But I bet she had a bunch more in her.