Monthly Archive: September, 2017

The Tobacco Brides

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  A couple years ago, I wrote an article for USA Today on how 45 authors got together and wrote 50 novellas about mail order brides. The trope of mail order brides has… Continue reading

London’s First Professional Police Force

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While scanning Amazon Prime offerings one evening, I had a rare experience. I came across a BBC series I had not previously viewed. I Googled the title and read that it was well… Continue reading

With Byron in Venice

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While wandering the streets of Venice a few years ago, I asked myself (as I often do when I’m traveling) if I could put a story there. Since I write largely Regency and… Continue reading

Elizabeth Van Lew–Self-Taught Spy

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The Civil War was a trying time in America’s history, and brought out the best and worst in people. The nation divided itself into North and South, with the livelihood of the South… Continue reading