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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Posted in Adventures Safety at Sea

Find Your Gurus

I learn lots of stuff on my own — I figure it out, I try and fail and try and succeed, I break something and…

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Posted in Historical research

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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Posted in Adventures

Winter Is Com… Here!

As I sit in front of the (electric) fire this week before Thanksgiving, I am busy plotting boat stuff for next spring and summer. Like…

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Posted in Coast Guard Auxiliary

Semper Paratus

It is hereby declared to be the purposes of the Auxiliary (a) to further interest in safety of life at sea and upon the navigable…

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