In Observance of Memorial Day

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My most recent historical book, A Widow’s Salvation, which is due out later this year, is the first in my series to highlight the Civil War. Even then, my story is more about… Continue reading

The Confederacy’s Lost. Now What?

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Have you heard about Americans who are choosing to become permanent expats or giving up their U.S. citizenship altogether? Apparently this is a very small, but growing, trend among those who are disenchanted… Continue reading

Why Fiction: History, Politics, and Real Human Costs

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The gradual disintegration of the Ottoman Empire underlies much unrelenting war, revolution, and vast human suffering that occurred throughout the nineteenth century. The diplomatic issues, for Britain at least, associated with that process… Continue reading

The Silent Sentinels

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With a new Presidential campaign season starting up, and folks tossing hats in the ring left and right, it seemed timely to examine a woman’s right to vote. Many of my novels contain… Continue reading

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

Sir James Clark: Death, Treatment, and a Society Doctor

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In researching Rome in 1820 for my most recent book, the first Englishman to leap off the page was of course John Keats. The poet lived in an apartment by the Spanish Steps… Continue reading

The Other Booths

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On the evening of April 14, 1865 during a performance of the play “Our American Cousin” at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C., John Wilkes Booth shot President Abraham Lincoln in the back of… Continue reading

General Lee’s Final Palm Sunday

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On Palm Sunday April 9, 1865, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union General Ulysses  S. Grant in the front parlor of the Wilmar McLean home at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, effectively… Continue reading

Waterloo Fact and Fiction

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Two hundred years ago Wednesday (March 25, 1815), Britain, Austria, Prussia and Russia signed a formal defense treaty against Napoleonic France called the Seventh Coalition. They all agreed to hurry troops into Belgium.… 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