Author Archive

Nelson, Perry, and the Battle of Lake Erie


I write stories set in late Georgian England and the Regency period, among other things. Heroes in such stories inevitably have some connection to the Napoleonic wars, either the army or the navy.… Continue reading

What Did Your Hero Do for a Living?


Recently a writer colleague sent out a plea for help. She wanted to know what occupation, that existed at a particular time in a particular place, she might authentically assign to a character.… Continue reading

Micro-History and Storytelling


Jane Austen famously said, “Real solemn history, I cannot be interested in…. The quarrels of popes and kings, with wars and pestilences in every page; the men all so good for nothing, and… Continue reading