Historic Places: Mount Vernon

I recently made my fifth visit to Mount Vernon, the beloved home of George and Martha…

That Dickinson Girl

  My dear readers know that I am a fan of novels that spotlight the lives…

Freedom for Washington’s Slaves

On New Year’s Day 1801, Martha Washington granted freedom to a portion of Mount Vernon’s enslaved…

News of Hamiltonian Proportions

Portrait of Elizabeth Hamiltonby Henry Inman (1825) Hello, dear readers! I know I have not been…

19th Century Women in Business

I am happy to welcome author Michael Ross to the blog today. In addition to being…

A Personal History with the Tudors

Dear readers, I am so excited to introduce you to Karen Heenan. She shares my love…

What If Mary & Reginald Got Married?

I’m excited to announce that a new anthology is available from Historical Writers Forum! Each author…

Historical Inspiration for The Godmother’s Secret

I am pleased to welcome Elizabeth St John to the blog today. She shares my passion…

Enoch Hale’s Search for his Brother

Detail of Nathan Hale’s Signaturefrom letter to Benjamin Tallmadge When Nathan Hale was executed by the…

The Real Dollar Princesses

Linda Bennett Pennell joins me today to introduce her new novel, The Last Dollar Princess. Enter…

Before She Was Mrs Madison

Dolley Payne was born 20 May 1768 in the small Quaker settlement of New Garden (modern…

The Eisenhower Chronicles

I am pleased to welcome M.B. Zucker to my blog today. As a fellow biographical fiction…

Mary Katharine Goddard and the Declaration of Independence

Did you know that a woman’s name appears on some copies of the Declaration of Independence?…

On Bur Oak Ridge by Jenny Knipfer

  It is my pleasure to welcome Jenny Knipfer as my guest today with an excerpt…

Nathan Hale & the Linonian Society Library

College students today have become accustomed to libraries of almost infinite resources. Items not directly placed…

Raleigh and the Lost Colony of Roanoke

Tony Riches is a prolific writer of Tudor era fiction who has joined me as a…

But One Life Blog Tour

Have you been following my But One Life blog tour? If not, you can get caught…

But One Life: The Story of Nathan Hale

Available on Amazon TODAY!   Revolution. Friendship. Sacrifice. But One Life: The Story of Nathan Hale is an…

A Brief History of Pew Rental

Pew Boxes at Old North Church, Boston A few days ago, I posted some pictures of…

The Duke of Milan and a Reason for Espionage

Hello, dear readers! As you know, my upcoming novel features tragically failed spy Nathan Hale. My…

Gwenllian the Lost Princess of Wales

As part of Women’s History Month, I am pleased to welcome Patricia Lennan. She joins us…

The Unfortunate Caroline Dickens

I am happy to welcome Brenda W Clough to the blog today! She is a prolific…

Women in History

Historical Writers Forum presented a great talk on Women in History over the weekend that I…

Colonial Dinner

A couple of weeks ago, my husband said, ‘LaSalle Grill is having a Colonial Wine Dinner.…

Aelfgyva: The Mysterious Woman of the Bayeux Tapestry

 Did you miss the Historical Writers Forum talk on the identity of Aelfgyva? Watch it now…