I have the incredible opportunity to travel to Bucks Pocket (and beyond) in Alabama to soak in some history and put the final developmental changes on my work in progress, a coming of age saga set in... well... you guessed it—Bucks Pocket.
Today we talk with Lynn Bryant about the inspiration behind a gripping tale, An Unquiet Dream, featured in the recently published Hauntings anthology. Q: Your protagonist suffers from what we now know as PTSD. What was the common term and treatment, if any, for this condition in that time period? A: The short answer is … Continue reading Interview: Author Lynn Bryant
These past couple years have been such a rollercoaster of events. Some good, some bad, some I had to let go of in order to save my sanity. We didn't expect the passing of a loved one. Sometimes it seems like family members will live forever, like an invincible dragon, blowing smoke all around to … Continue reading New Finds: 1862 Tax Return?
Vigilante justice? Check. Intense? Check. Deeply challenging and but also healing? Check! Today we talk with Martin Svolgart, a multi-genre and multi talented Danish author. According to his bio, Martin Svolgart is a nature lover, amateur photographer, coffee lover, and a geek! He has a fascination for humans. What drives them, makes them, breaks them. … Continue reading Author Interview: Martin Svolgart
Today on the blog we have a talented guest with an important message for us! Thank you Michael for talking with me about your new release, The Search. It's book two of a series (but can be read alone), and I got to see an advanced reader copy. I think simply posting my review is … Continue reading Author Interview: Michael Ross
Ready for some storytelling? Looks like it's my turn to contribute to the Historical Writers Forum Jolabokaflod blog hop, in which the authors hold games, giveaways, and host novel excerpts. Storytelling is at the heart of this event, and so today I will share one such chapter from my upcoming dark saga, What Shadows Hide. … Continue reading Happy Jolabokaflod! A free chapter and giveaway
A few people have asked if I had any resources regarding the treaties between Native American (or First Nation) nations and the English, French, Spanish, and U.S. Governments. People want to understand what's going on regarding land today from a historical context. I am not a historian, but I love to read, so I made this list of books that I found helpful. I also think it's important to study issues from the inside out, and not only from dominant culture looking in. In the words of Dragging Canoe from 1775:
flickr/Jimmy Emerson, DVM Not every area had a courthouse, so wait times for justice were long, if justice came at all. Sometimes people didn't agree with the judge. So what did people do when they didn't have or trust the law? They made their own vigilante justice group. This is my part in the Historical … Continue reading Slick Law: Vigilante Justice Gone Sour
Today I have a talented guest! Delphine Woods comes to us from the UK where she spends her free time reading mysteries and thrillers in her home office, surrounded by beautiful books and notepads, with her dog by her side. Woods holds a degree in creative writing from the Open University and is determined to bring her own gothic mystery … Continue reading Author Interview: Delphine Woods
This book had me wanting to slap a lot of people. Mind you, I've only slapped one person in my life. If I've already committed to the action by thinking about it, this a significant increase. I also posted this review to everywhere but my blog so far, which is not the usual order. Now … Continue reading Review: Kindred