Tag Archive: history

Travels Through Historical Fiction: Sands of the Namib

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As the second of three posts set in Africa, we are traveling to Nambia’s Atlantic coast where an unexpected experience awaits. Leaving Windhoek, Nambia’s capital, we traveled west to Swakopmund, a resort town… Continue reading

Cadillac, Pontiac, Ford, and My Hometown

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The story of Detroit, the city where I was born, is, at heart, the story of trade routes, roads, automobiles, and eventually the Saint Lawrence seaway and shipping. It has always been about… Continue reading

Agent 355–A Patriot In Petticoats

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Long before Agent 007 was a germ of an idea in Ian Fleming’s mind, there was Agent 355, one of the first female spies in America, active during the Revolutionary War. But unlike… Continue reading

The Ohio Firelands

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When I moved back to Ohio after an absence of several decades, I ended up in a part of the state previously unexplored by me, despite having spent the first twenty-two years of… Continue reading

Brûlé and the Great Lakes

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In 1610, a full ten years before the pilgrims put their tentative boots on Plymouth Rock, Samuel de Champlain sent a young man, who had arrived with in Quebec just two years before,… Continue reading

Travels Through Historical Fiction: My Heart’s in the Highlands

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Several years ago, our family had the wonderful adventure of driving through Scotland. We went in search of golf for husband and sons, castles and cathedrals for me, and in hope of a… Continue reading

History: It’s Complicated

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History surprises us sometimes. It is hard to grow up in the U.S. without learning about Pennsylvania. After all, it was one of the thirteen original colonies. Most people know William Penn founded… Continue reading

Edward S. Curtis, Shadow Catcher

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  Many years ago, when I was living in the Southwest, I took a trip back to Cape Cod, to visit an old friend. While there, we went into an antique store. On… Continue reading

The Trail Of Tears

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I’ve been working on a story featuring a woman left alone with her children while her husband fights the Civil War and an Ojibwa indian who befriends her.  I’m setting the book in… Continue reading

Travels Through Historical Fiction: On the Marches at Shrewsbury

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Despite several trips to the UK, I have not yet traveled to Shropshire. My interest in the area is based solely upon one of my favorite historical fiction series, the Brother Cadfael novels… Continue reading