Tag Archives: Research

The Enduring Royal Family

I’ve never been a royals watcher, but I do have a lot of respect for Queen Elizabeth II and the fact that she devoted 70 years of her life to the service of her country. As someone who retired from … Continue reading

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Victorian Photography

Research is always one of my favorite parts of writing historical fiction. When I read an advertisement in a 1900 London newspaper for a photographer who will come to your wedding or garden parties, I thought, perfect! In A Bride’s … Continue reading

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A Debut in the Middle of a Feud

I’m preparing for back surgery this week and time constraints have me reblogging a post from 2019. Oddly enough, a year after I posted this, I began plotting book 5, A Bride’s Guide to Marriage and Murder, including two families … Continue reading

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A Dedication

My grandmother, Frances, came to the US with her husband around 1918. They settled in the Chicago area and had a family. Genevieve, Ted, Eddie, and Vicki. Fast forward a dozen years and Frances’ husband was killed in an accident. … Continue reading

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News!

I’ve been stuck in a research rabbit hole this week, which is only one of the reasons this post is late. But I have had a few other distractions that kept me from my blog. I turned in my outline … Continue reading

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The Right Words

Writers are always trying to find just the right word or phrase to convey a specific mood or emotion. As a writer of historical fiction, I also have to make sure the word or phrase was used in that context … Continue reading

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Using Historical Figures in Fiction

Had a wonderful time doing bookstore events this week with C.M. Gleason and L.A. Chandlar, both in Ann Arbor and Detroit. One reason I was excited to chat with them is that they both do something that up until now, … Continue reading

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Book News & Heiress Anna Gould

Just when I was doing so well with my blogging, I missed a post. My only excuse is I was working on the first draft of book 4, and when I’m drafting (as opposed to revising) I need to stay … Continue reading

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American Heiress Helena Zimmerman

  The first heiress I profiled, Consuelo, Duchess of Manchester, had a son who unfortunately followed in his father’s feckless footsteps. William Angus Drogo Montagu, the Ninth Duke of Manchester needed to marry an heiress too. By the age of … Continue reading

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Research Material is Everywhere!

I have a lot of friends and family who claim to hate history. I don’t believe them. Okay, maybe they hated studying history. Depending on how it’s presented, it can be dry or just a succession of dates to be … Continue reading

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