True or False?

True or False?

            The Old King’s Highway chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently invited me to speak at their meeting.  I always enjoy visiting with members of the D.A.R.  Not only are they nice people, they’re one of the few organizations that focus on...
Connecting the Thoughts

Connecting the Thoughts

            Now and then someone will ask where I get my ideas.  I resist the temptation to give Isaac Asimov’s answer: “A post office box in Cleveland.”  I skip from one era, event, person, or country to another for my novels, so curiosity about what inspires them is...
Lost and Found

Lost and Found

Landscape between Benson and Dragoon, Arizona        When I lived in southern Arizona in 1972 I never imagined I would write a book, much less a story set there.  Twenty-seven years later I was driving through my old Arizona haunts while researching a sixth historical...
“A Race of Convicts”

“A Race of Convicts”

       Here’s what that brilliant, scrofulous 18th-century English curmudgeon, Samuel Johnson, wrote about Americans.  “Sir, they are a race of convicts, and ought to be thankful for anything we allow them short of hanging.”  Now why would Dr. Johnson say such a...

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