Category Archive: History Imagined

The Greensboro Sit-In & Black Wall Street

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This week marks the 60th anniversary of a significant event in the Civil Rights Movement—The Greensboro Sit-In. As a transplant to North Carolina, I am grateful that outright segregation is a thing of… Continue reading

Seducing the Nazis

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In a continuation of my research into lesser-known heroes, I have come across two sisters who took a stand during the darkest time of the twentieth century. Freddie Dekker-Oversteegen and Truus Menger-Oversteegen were just young teenagers when… Continue reading

O Wonderful!

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Oh wonderful! Christmas is coming and the waiting is the best part. At least, I always thought so. These days, folks know Halloween is on the way when the Christmas displays go up… Continue reading

History of Christmas Postcards

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When I sat down last week to take care of the most time-consuming and expensive of all my Christmas projects–that of preparing Christmas cards–I wondered how this dying art form got its start.… Continue reading

The First Thanksgiving

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As the days grow shorter and colder and the leaves fall from the trees, it’s time to celebrate the holidays. Thanksgiving has always been my family’s favorite holiday, beating out Christmas by a… Continue reading

Flanders Fields

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The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. . . November 11, 1918. In a railway carriage in the Compiégne Forrest some 65 km from Paris, the first step in… Continue reading

Of Visions and Dragons

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One of the curses for authors of historical fiction often occurs during the search for details related to our current works-in-progress. We love history and we love research. We are curious about the… Continue reading

From Party Drug to Medical Miracle

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  Persons of a certain age who had surgery as children may remember the anesthesiologist placing a gauze covered wire cage over their noses and mouths. With the cage firmly in place, the… Continue reading

A Brief but Spectacular Life

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My interest in the footnotes of history and lesser-known heroes have led me to a woman of whom I had not heard until I stumbled upon her in my research. American women owe… Continue reading

The Swamp Fox: Hero of the Revolution

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One of my writing passions is taking those tantalizing footnotes of history and weaving stories around them. Celebrating Independence Day got me thinking about heroes and reminded me that there are some who… Continue reading