When I was researching material for Gold, a tale of the California gold
rush, I ran across many anecdotes relating to everyday life among
sailors and passengers aboard the “emigrant ships,” as they were
referred to at the time. There is a persistent myth promoted...
I have just published another short story on Amazon Kindle. This one is titled The Case of Marten Oman. It’s a tale of vigilante times, wherein a young man is put on trial for his life, having killed a scoundrel. This is part of a series of short stories I have been wo...
The nineteenth century offered few job opportunities for an educated, single woman. She could become a servant, governess, or school mar’m. However, there was another job that historians tend to forget about: that of telegraph operator.
The Inventor is now on line and in print. You may find it on the usual Internet outlets, or ask your local book store to order one. Here’s a link to a review site: http://bit.ly/1oRA3Qm Please take a look, and if you read the book, please leave a review,
Yesterday I went to a local gathering. This particular event happens only once every two years. Maybe that’s one reason it was an overflow crowd, but it wasn’t the only one. People came because they were interested.
This weekend I also attended a political meeting,...
A thought crosses my sometimes weird mind: Many readers out there may not be aware there is a whole world of books outside of Amazon.com. Not that I have anything against Amazon; they treat me well. But competition never hurt anyone.