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Best Bios about 18th & 19th century crossdressers

As the author of the historical novel Star-Crossed, a title that plays on the practice of cross-dressing, I was asked by Ben Fox, founder of Shepherd.com to share my five [...]

By |2022-04-25T10:26:11-07:00April 25th, 2022|book recommendations, books, coming-of-age fiction, historical fiction, Patricia MacPherson Nautical Adventure Series, research, what inspires me|Comments Off on Best Bios about 18th & 19th century crossdressers

Books that guided and inspired Patricia MacPherson

Thanks to Lisa Goodwin, the Women who Sail New England and the Between the Lines Book Club for inviting me to your discussion of The Surgeon's Mate!  As promised, here [...]

By |2022-03-12T20:40:10-07:00March 12th, 2022|author readings and other events, books, nautical history, Patricia MacPherson Nautical Adventure Series, research, what inspires me|Comments Off on Books that guided and inspired Patricia MacPherson

Fanny Palmer Austen, Navy Wife

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 [...]

Charleston — an inspiration for Keogh’s historical fiction

How We Write: The importance of place and time in storytelling Sometimes I think I could live on the road.  For me, travel is inspiring, invigorating, instructive, and necessary.  Particular [...]

By |2018-05-28T14:10:17-07:00May 25th, 2018|books, historical fiction, history, How We Write; a series of essays by guest authors, writing and publishing|Comments Off on Charleston — an inspiration for Keogh’s historical fiction

Iceland’s Immigrant Song

Iceland's original immigrant song may have been the poems composed by the helmsmen and women of the open rowboats, to aid them in remembering choice fishing spots. The first immigrants [...]

By |2018-04-12T14:12:30-07:00November 26th, 2017|history, maritime history, nautical history, women sailors|Comments Off on Iceland’s Immigrant Song
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