Fanny Palmer Austen, Navy Wife

By |2019-12-19T20:19:38-07:00December 19th, 2019|history, maritime history, nautical history, research, Women Aboard|

Navy Wives Aboard British Warships A critique of Jane Austen’s Transatlantic Sister; The Life and Letters of Fanny Palmer Austen Jane Austen was a social realist in portraying everyday life [...]

Another dysfunctional Thanksgiving

By |2019-11-24T18:32:29-07:00November 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Another dysfunctional Thanksgiving! Time to dust off the china, chipped and mismatched like us, incomplete yet serviceable broken and lost over the years and added to, piece by piece partial [...]

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Kimberley Reeman’s Dark Wisdom

By |2019-11-11T19:58:21-07:00November 11th, 2019|author interviews, books, historical fiction, How We Write; a series of essays by guest authors, writing and publishing|

Spouses and lovers are more than muses. Sometimes they function as silent partners in the creation, freely allowing their mate the needed time and space to work. As silent partners [...]

Women Aboard: Meriem Jo Ann Boussoauoar at the helm

By |2019-07-23T09:46:21-07:00July 23rd, 2019|Women Aboard, women sailors|

Meet Meriem Jo Ann Boussouar -- novice sailor, boat owner, Gold Star mother, and grandmother. After my son, Sgt Kyle Thomas, was killed while serving in the military, I had [...]

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Read ’em & weep: Sunday Night Knife & Gun Club

By |2019-04-12T01:30:24-07:00April 12th, 2019|humor, Kit Carson's Knife & gun Club, Nurse Noir, On writing, serialized fiction, short fiction, writing and publishing|

You are hereby requested to appear at the Watering Hole Saloon, Sunday night at 9:00 pm. Come alone and come armed. ~  High Plains Vigilantes for American Justice My stomach [...]

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Women Aboard!

By |2018-09-14T15:04:22-07:00September 14th, 2018|adventure, books, historical fiction, maritime history, nautical history, nautical writing, Patricia MacPherson Nautical Adventure Series, women sailors|

Women have always been aboard ship. As passengers, girlfriends, and wives. As sailors, surgeons, nurses, helmsmen, and shipmasters. Women aboard — I got caught up in the history back in [...]

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Writers’ Conferences — why I go.

By |2018-09-01T15:58:11-07:00September 1st, 2018|On writing, writers conferences, writing and publishing|

Some go for the inspiration. Some, to improve their craft. Some go in hopes of finding an agent who will get them a six-figure advance and a three-book deal while [...]

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