A Sleuth on the Trail

I’m excited today because I will very soon be able to reprise a favorite role: the sleuth on the trail of history! Right at this moment, I am editing my third book, working title: Remnants, which is a historical fiction novel. Not a mystery. Not a romance....

Lore of Yore: Weather & Ships

While researching what to call a small ship in the 1820s in western Scotland, I came across a series of interesting terms. So here’s a quiz. The terms dinghy, currach (or curragh), and coracle. Match them to the proper picture: A:  B:   C. Well, what did you...

The Magic Satchel Trick

I was trying to describe a trick recently, whereby someone produces an object from a place where it could not possibly have been stowed. I couldn’t find a very good way of describing it (obviously), so I went online to see if it had a known term that would make...