The best historical fiction breaks free from the confines of its genre. Unlike fans of Sci-fi, romance, mystery, horror and suspense who generally know what to expect from a book in those genres, readers aren’t drawn to historical novels simply because they’re historical. They are instead attracted to specific eras or events. People who likeContinue reading “LEAD ME ON”
At a recent talk, author Steve Snyder discussed his book, Shot Down, the story of how his father trained as a WWII B-17 bomber pilot, bailed out over Belgium, was aided by the underground and fought with the French Résistance. What culminated in an informative PowerPoint presentation began with an email I sent to SteveContinue reading “POINT AND SHOOT”
“G.W.,” our history teacher would shout as he pranced from one side of the room to the other. “Come on. You know this. G.W … father of our country … chopped down a cherry tree …” “George Washington,” someone would finally respond and end the torture. To drum history into those students who find theContinue reading “G.W. The Father of our Country”
You just never know. For quite some time, my only contribution to the local historical society was a check for my annual dues. This was an embarrassingly poor showing on my part. I resolved to do better and get more involved. I don’t act, so getting dressed up in period costume to partake in skitsContinue reading “You just never know.”
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