Seeing Double

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...
Just call me Lucia Minutia

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. ...
My Dead and Imaginary Friends

My Dead and Imaginary Friends

      In the thirty-six years I’ve been writing, I’ve acquired a fractious pack of rascally friends, both dead and imaginary.  Which explains why this is my all-time favorite cartoon. Robert Bloch once wrote, “I roll a piece of paper into the...
The Ghost Warriors

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....

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