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Fiction Writing & Editing

Meet the Bartlettes: Extended Family in the WW1 Trilogy

The Bartlettes are extended family to the Stewards in my WW1 Trilogy.  The trilogy is comprised of Angel of Mercy (released in 2019), Those Left Behind (estimated publication date of 2020 or 2021) and Adjustment Year (to follow six months later). Here are the six members of the Bartlette family: Amelia: Amelia has been friends […]

Fiction Writing & Editing

Meet the Stewards: The Main Characters in the WW1 Trilogy

The Stewards are the main characters in my WW1 Trilogy comprised of Angel of Mercy (released in 2019), Those Left Behind (estimated publication date of 2020 or 2021) and Adjustment Year (to follow six months later). Here are the 10 members of the Steward family: Benjamin: The man of the family, although perhaps not its […]

Fiction Writing & Editing

Everything You Need to Know About My WW1 Trilogy

My historical fiction WW1 trilogy is comprised of Angel of Mercy (released in 2019), Those Left Behind (estimated publication date of 2020 or 2021) and Adjustment Year (to follow six months later).    Here’s your guide to the trilogy.  Some spoilers ahead! Each One is a Stand Alone Story Each novel in the trilogy is its […]

Fiction Writing & Editing

Little House on the Prairie: The Most Influential Book I Ever Read

Authors often are asked, “What was the most influential book you ever read?” or “Which author inspired you?”  I was an avid reader throughout my youth and young adulthood, graduated with a degree in English, and Edith Wharton is my favorite author.  However, the most influential book was Little House on the Prairie by Laura […]

History Journalism Medicine Victorian era Women's history

Blackwell’s Island Asylum: “What, excepting torture, would produce insanity quicker than this treatment?”

This post was written by a guest blogger.  If you would like to guest blog, please fill out this form. Elizabeth Cochran’s Heroic Actions to Expose Corruption at Blackwell’s Island Women’s Asylum By Paulette Mahurin The Blackwell’s Island Asylum was the first civic mental hospital in the city of New York. Starting in the early […]

History Journalism United States Victorian era

Lizzie Borden: Damned by the Press?

The silence of a small New England town was shattered on the afternoon of August 4, 1892.  Andrew Borden and his second wife, Abby, were brutally murdered with an ax.  No one heard anything while the crime was being committed, but the media sensation it caused was heard across the country. Maid Bridget Sullivan was […]

Books & Publishing Canada History Nonfiction United States World War One

5 Things I Learned While Writing A Tale of Two Nations

If you’ve been studying a subject for as long as I have, you might not think there is anything left to discover or surprise. I’ve been studying World War I and how it changed the lives of ordinary people since I was a teenager. When I embarked on writing A Tale of Two Nations, my […]

Books & Publishing Fiction World War One

Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front

Historical events are captured, recorded, and interpreted in numerous ways. Primarily remembered in academic fields, history is emanated through popular culture as well. Films, TV shows, plays, books, and artwork tell the story behind some of history’s most significant events and people. For World War I, the preeminent example is arguably Erich Maria Remarque’s seminal […]

Books & Publishing Fiction

“I Researched the Novel I Always Wanted to Read”

This post was written by a guest blogger.  If you would like to be a guest blogger, click here. A Novelist’s Sense of Place by Margaret Grant I am a retired English and drama teacher turned novelist who recently self-published her first novel. Forced to retire from teaching due to ill health, I researched the […]

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