Posted in Adventures Historical research

Preserving the Skills

There was a lot of talk back in the early 1900s about losing the skillset needed to sail large wooden vessels. As sailing ships were…

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Posted in Book Reviews Historical research

Canadian Confederate Cruiser

I confess to being a history geek. There is never too much detail in a book, as far as I am concerned — that’s what…

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Posted in Captain Jane Thorn Series Historical research

Freedom is on the Way

Ready to follow Captain Jane on her next adventure? She is on her way to the Chesapeake with her loyal crew and trouble brewing, of…

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Posted in Captain Jane Thorn Series Historical research

Creating the Look

One of the challenges of writing historical fiction is imagining the world of the 1820s. What did people wear? How did they talk? My protagonist,…

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Posted in Captain Jane Thorn Series Historical research

Food for Thought

I’m not sure how plot ideas come to me. I do know it happens on a subconscious level, and the most important thing I can…

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21st Century Tech, 19th Century Trade

Spent time on the phone this morning with one of the wonderful librarians at the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library. I am in the process…

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