Tag Archive: history

Grand Celebrations: Recall, Retell, Reenact

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Great events deserve celebration. Memorials and celebrations help children and adults alike learn from the past for the benefit of the future. With that in mind, this has been a great week for… Continue reading

Pizza, Pasta, Fascinating History

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What do you think of when you think of Italy? Pizza? Pasta? Roman ruins? The Sistine Chapel? Why not the Greek city of Naples or the Celtic colony of Turin? Italy presents us… 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 Versatile Blogger

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    I was very honored over the weekend to learn that the talented and lovely Kathryn Gauci had nominated me as a Versatile Blogger. Kathryn’s historical novel, The Embroider, is next on… Continue reading

A Civil War Story

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We Americans are now in the final months of our Civil War’s sesquicentennial (1861-1865). Roughly 1,264,000 American soldiers have died in conflicts since our nation’s founding. Of that number, 622,000 died in the… Continue reading

Nelson, Perry, and the Battle of Lake Erie

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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

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

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