Category Archives: historical romance

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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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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A Little Bit of Why

Post copyright by Doris McCraw We all seem to have the Big Why in our lives. Why did I do this, or that. We tend to beat ourselves up over some mistake. Let’s take a look at the Little Why. … 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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Delightful Details

Post copyright Doris McCraw As I work to complete my short story for a Medieval Anthology, along with a Western one and a proposal for next years History Symposium, I am having fun with those delightful details. In the midst … Continue reading

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Post copyright 2015 by Doris McCraw I think two-year olds are on to something. Why? Why! Why.  Why is why so important? For someone like me, when I ask the why I am able to focus on the stories. I … Continue reading

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Settling West of Pikes Peak

Post copyright by Doris McCraw         Despite the 1859 Pikes Peak or Bust gold rush, the area up Ute Pass and the west side of Pikes Peak had no settlements until you reached Fairplay in the South … Continue reading

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Actor/Writer- How They Relate, Plus A New Release

Post written and copyright by Doris McCraw           As most readers of this post know I have researched the women doctors in Colorado prior to 1900 for some time now. During that time, I have also … Continue reading

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Lookin’ I’m lookin’

On sunday I was doing a lot of looking and a lot of thinking. Why might that be worth writing about? Let me explain… When it comes to down to it which do you think is the easier to absorb- … Continue reading

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