Category Archives: Historical Fiction

The More Things Change

The More Things Change

“Acquaint yourself with your own ignorance.”—Isaac Watts   Excerpt from Book Three of the Emily Alden Trilogy— “Speaking of adventure,” she said, a lilt in her voice spilling excitement, “aren’t you just back from the Middle East, John, or was it Turkey? Wherever you were, I imagine you have some rich tales to tell of… Continue Reading

Author’s Foreword–Book Three of the Emily Alden Trilogy

Author’s Foreword–Book Three of the Emily Alden Trilogy

“Things have never been more like the way they are today in history.” —Dwight D. Eisenhower It’s been almost a decade since I decided to satisfy my curiosity about Emily Alden and Corey de Koningh. Emily was lost and alone, suffering from an overwhelming fever in a huge bed in a strange house not her… Continue Reading

Whitewash

Whitewash

“Keep your Confederate money even if it’s made of tin”—The Confederates (a popular 1950’s barbershop quartet) Some of you may have recently read an opinion piece in the NY Times written, surprisingly, by actor Tom Hanks. It expressed his outrage and concern over the omission of The Tulsa Massacre from the curriculum he’d been offered… Continue Reading

Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?

“What is past is prologue.”—William Shakespeare That query produces either giggles or groans from the exhausted parents in charge of navigating to grandma’s house—or anywhere else that’s taken a long time. My grandmother told me that wasn’t something her parents had to deal with, because children of her day didn’t grow up with automobiles. Carriage… Continue Reading