For Language Lovers, #1

I am reading Evangeline for some side research for my current book, and loved chancing upon this phrase this morning: “the odorous cornloft” Love that, Mr. Longfellow! It’s the simple...

How Writers Live Alone, and It’s Marvelous

I recently gave myself a free pass to buy a heap of books. You know, for research purposes. One of the first I tore through was Sometimes the Magic Works, by Terry Brooks, which I bought from the Cannon Beach Book Company (of Cannon Beach, OR). It is a book about...

Mac Mystery Solved

Have you ever wondered about the time it took for people to move around in Ye Ole Days? Last month I attended a lecture put on by SASS, where one of the speakers spoke about theĀ Hindenburg, the rigid airship that had revolutionized trans-Atlantic travel in the early...

A New Focus

Welcome to my new website. To celebrate its birth, I am launching a new series of blog posts, called Titbits. This will be a collection of both esoteric and once-commonly known facts of history that I unearth in my research for various fiction and historical fiction...