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Where the Roads of Imagination Lead

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If fiction fuels the mind, historical fiction poured jet fuel into mine from early on. It created a lifelong fascination with history and pushed me to question everything I read. Why question? At… Continue reading

They Also Serve

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A novel is generally considered “historical” when it is set fifty years or more in the past. By that standard any story set before 1966, when the first of the baby boomers left… Continue reading

The Worst of Times—The Bristol Riots

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Unrest in the streets, peaceful demonstrations for change overshadowed by rioting and violence, demands increase in law and order—Baton Rouge? Ferguson? No, Bristol 1831 at the height of the Reform Crisis. Longing for… Continue reading

Diversity in Upper Canada

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My grandmother is Ojibwa, my father was French, and my husband was a Scot. You can despise whichever one of those your English heart chooses, or all of them, but I am not… Continue reading

Pistols for the Uninformed

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One of the challenges a writer of historical fiction faces is, of course, describing appropriate items in usage during the time in which the story is set, particularly the kind with which he… 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

Easter, Astronomy, and Slippery Dates

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“Easter is early this year.” Have you heard that recently? In 2016 Easter occurs on March 27.) In our culture most holidays have either a set calendar date, such as December 25, or… Continue reading

Button Fakes, or the Art of Counterfeiting Coins

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As long as there has been currency, there has been counterfeiting. When I set out to create a villainous underground for my work-in-progress forgery attracted my attention. The temptation to manufacture money is… Continue reading

Forgery and the Corruption of History

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I confess to being a document fanatic. My husband and I have pored over original documents in state, local, and national archives. Other people collect objects. We collect paper—copies of our finds of… Continue reading

Of Popes and Politics

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As I write this, Pope Francis has arrived here in Philadelphia and my city has gone mad with joy. It seems as if the whole city has poured downtown to greet him. I… Continue reading