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155th Anniversary of the Pony Express

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Since April is the anniversary of one of the most clever and romantic ideas from frontier times, I thought I’d share my notes on the significance of the Pony Express, which I uncovered while doing… Continue reading

Historical Fiction or Historical Romance?

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As writers of historical romances, my History Imagined colleagues and I are very much aware of what’s going on in the world during whatever time period and country we choose to write in.… Continue reading

Thomas Jefferson, My Hero

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Ever since the Government, in its infinite wisdom, decided to cut down on Federal holidays and combine the birthdays of two of our most honored presidents–Lincoln and Washington–who just so happened to be… Continue reading

Pony Express Ingenuity

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I just finished the second round of edits on my next release, Expressly Yours, Samantha, which will be released in March. I did a lot of research for this book, which centers around the… Continue reading

Regardless Of Your Genre, A Little History Can Help

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We spend a lot of time on this blog taking little nuggets of history and expanding on them. Lately, the topics have been about little-known battles that helped shape America as we know it… Continue reading

The Magic Of Mistletoe

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There’s a commercial going around this year featuring a young man who walks around with a sprig of mistletoe, placing it over his head each time he encounters a pretty girl, claiming it’s… Continue reading

Fun Facts About The Pony Express

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The seventh book in my Cotillion Ball Series, Expressly Yours, Samantha, centers on the Pony Express, so I’ll be writing about it a lot in the coming months. But, to start things off,… Continue reading

Five Reasons Why American Historical Romances Are Making A Comeback

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  This post originally appeared in USA Today’s Happy Ever After Column on October 29, 2014. It’s true that Americans have always had a soft spot in their hearts for a good western.… Continue reading

Schoenbrunn

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One of the field trips nearly every Ohio child gets to take during their school years is still my favorite piece of Ohio’s past. It’s Schoenbrunn Village in what is now New Philadelphia. It was… Continue reading

Ohio’s Firelands

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When I first moved to this part of Ohio five years ago (between Cleveland and Toledo, near Lake Erie), I kept coming across references to the “Firelands.” There were schools, parks, roads, nature preserves,… Continue reading