Seeing Double

      While researching Ghost Warrior, the story of the Chiricahua Apache woman Lozen who rode as a warrior with the men, I was surprised to find photos of stereoscope cards.  Photographs were in plentiful supply in the mid-1800’s, of course.  Shortly after... read more

Just call me Lucia Minutia

     When I give talks on writing historical fiction, I mention that 75% of the work is organization.  I don’t have an eidetic memory, so finding all those thousands of details is of no use if I can’t remember where they are when they’re needed. ... read more

A Yankee Doodle Macaroni and the First Fourth of July

Why would an 18th-century citizen call a feather macaroni?  Here’s the answer: After touring Europe, young men of means would return home wearing the exaggerated fashions they saw there, particularly in Italy.  Since macaroni was about the only Italian word... read more

The Ghost Warriors

This is the very talented Maria D’Angelo’s portrait of Lozen, the Apache woman who rode as a warrior with the men in the second half of the 19th century.  Maria’s compelling image of her hangs in its frame on my wall and it impresses me every day.... read more
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