Category Archives: historical novels

Have you ever rode the rails?

Have you ever rode a long journey on a train? It’s a blast. My love for the train goes way back to my grandpa who had been an engineer for the Milwaukee Road and drove the Hiawatha from Minneapolis to … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on History

Post by Doris McCraw I’m in the midst of writing a novel due to be released in January. I’m also writing a paper for the library districts history symposium. Additionally, I’m thinking of taking the nanowrimo challenge this November.  So … Continue reading

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Do you remember Annie Oakley? by Barbara Schlichting

Annie Oakley (born Phoebe Ann Mosey; August 13, 1860 – November 3, 1926) was an American sharpshooter and exhibition shooter. Annie Oakley was born Phoebe Ann (Annie) Mosey on August 13, 1860, in a cabin less than two miles (3.2 km) northwest of Woodland, now Willowdell, in Darke … Continue reading

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Pah! Too many characters?

This post is by Nancy Jardine. Yesterday I posted a question on two of my Facebook places where I appealed to those who are readers. I asked them: “What would you consider to be the maximum amount of main characters … Continue reading

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Post (c) by Doris McCraw/Angela Raines What is it about the New Year that has us all making plans for what we will accomplish in the months to come? Is it the idea of starting over? Probably. I would submit … Continue reading

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History of Dolls by Barbara Schlichting

Since my A First Ladies Mystery series is set in a dollhouse, I thought it’d be interesting to learn the history of dolls. Doll origins date to the beginning of time. Women passed their dolls down to their daughters as … Continue reading

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Important Books

Kate Wyland .   A few days ago I was challenged to come up with a list of ten books that have stayed with me and changed my life. Initially I was nonplussed at the request, wondering how to winnow … Continue reading

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