Researching…it’s one part of writing that fascinates me. You won’t see everything I’ve researched in my novels. I’m a historical-romance author. I find what intrigues me, often stories without endings. Stories from the past forgotten by us. Tales with holes woven into the fabric. The neat part about what I do, is I get to… Continue reading Using History to Create Stories
Last week, we learned about Henry Plummer, and the not-so-good “good guys” of the west. I wanted to finish his story. After Plummer’s death, vigilante justice continued around Bannack for the first 6 weeks of 1864. It ended in the region after that, but swelled in other parts of Montana up until statehood. One… Continue reading Stories with a Legacy
Today, I posed a question to followers on Facebook. Would you rather live in 1864 Montana Territory or 1778 Colonial Rhode Island? My two novels are based in these time periods. Each Wednesday, I share the novel about Montana’s history here. Did you know often a faint line was drawn between the “good guys” and… Continue reading Stories from the West
The story of Whippercreek takes place in Montana Territory, during a time in which the countryside was wild. The people who chose to live in this place were rough too. Over the next several weeks, I’ll bring you stories from this era of Montana history. Bannack is now a state park, but at one time,… Continue reading The Story of a Changing Land
8/5/15 So it’s August and all around the country teachers are either preparing for or returning to school. It’s a busy time of year. These teachers spend hours outside of the classroom preparing to give your child the best year possible. It is time-consuming. Teachers plan lesson plans, decorate their classrooms, and start gradebooks. They… Continue reading Teachers, It’s August
6/24/15 Vacation Day 1: Over our first anniversary, we headed out to Dallas, Texas. The trip started out like any other. We drove to the airport, parked the car, and climbed aboard the tiniest plane. While I know that plane size is deduced according to demand, it seems ironic to me that it is not… Continue reading The Frivolities of First Class
September has flown by, and I’m behind on blogging. So, I will try to update you as quickly as possible. John Bible Study Ch. 7—Who sent Jesus? _________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ 2. What does Jesus mean when He talks about “rivers of living water”?___________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ Ch. 8—Why did no one throw a stone at the woman?__________________________________________… Continue reading Where Has Time Gone?