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. ...
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....
Cooking up a devilish story

Cooking up a devilish story

        Meet my late, great next-door neighbor, Noni, on the far left, back row.   She fit this description of Faye, on page 20 of Devilish.       “Faye believed in seers and psychics, alien abductions and etheric forces.  She channeled a third century sage...
The Barefoot Artist

The Barefoot Artist

Twenty-five years ago I met the Barefoot Artist, Guy Labree, and his wife Pat at an outdoor exhibit of Seminole crafts, needlework, and art in Naples, Florida.  Guy was a third generation Floridian.  When he was a youngster, his Seminole friends would invite him to...

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