Performers of the Victorian Stage – Professor Samri Baldwin, Installment I

I’ve climbed my family tree.  Amidst laborers, farmers, and even a pirate hidden within its branches, I’ve also found circus performers and musicians clinging to the acorns.  Someday (yes, the proverbial and elusive someday), I think it would be interesting to write a story around the Victorian stage, and its actors and actresses - and…Read more Performers of the Victorian Stage – Professor Samri Baldwin, Installment I

When should you set your story?

New England has so many interesting time periods, in which to place a story.   In Herman Melville's Moby Dick, the whale ship Pequod sets sail from early 19th century Nantucket, providing interesting insights into both one man's soul and into New England's whaling industry of the time.  The Civil War gets attention too, maybe more so in…Read more When should you set your story?

How street dirt can change the world

Historical fiction, like any genre of fiction, relies on a solid, engaging storyline, but it’s just as important to get the details right.  Flub those and you’ll quickly lose credibility with readers.  Readers seek out historical fiction to escape into another world, and another time.  Who wouldn’t want to send this coming Monday a few…Read more How street dirt can change the world