Oct 4, 2017

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Sep 22, 2017

The Art of Change


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Fauvism, Cubism, Futurism were all the rage in 1910.  Think Picasso and Matisse, and you’ll have a good idea of what the art world looked like during that time.  But what does a sociology major from 2012 care about early twentieth-century art; other than to ask, “Is it going to be on the test?”  The answer in Emily Stanton’s case is, “You bet your life.”

Sep 9, 2017

Author Interview on Premium Indie Reads!

This is my latest author interview, hosted on the Premium Indie Reads website.  While you're there, check out all the other services they provide for both readers and authors!

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Aug 15, 2017

Timeless Vehicles Repurposed in The Dear Maude Trilogy


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In time travel fiction, something—a machine, a watch, a phone booth, standing stones, etc.—transports the character(s) back in time.  For Emily, in The Dear Maude Trilogy, vintage cars and other vehicles often serve that purpose…but why did I choose that method of time travel?  In my mind, the choice was clear.

Aug 6, 2017

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Jul 11, 2017

Dis-ease in The Dear Maude Trilogy




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From Typhoid Fever to the Spanish Influenza, early twentieth-century diseases were widespread, often pandemics, which affected young and old, rich and poor alike.  In The Dear Maude Trilogy, disease, just like clothing and social norms, played a major role in society life for Emily Stanton. 

Jun 8, 2017

Spencerian Script: It’s Everywhere!



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Students used it, teachers used it, and business people used it; in fact, anyone who could write used it.  Even today Spencerian Script is all around you.  Just drive on any road or visit a grocery store, and you’ll find an example of it.

May 26, 2017

Riding Sidesaddle: Why Not Face the World Head-on?





The following is background information for the books of The Dear Maude Trilogy.  
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In Dear Maude, Emily Stanton’s training involves the popular pursuits of a 1910 lady of society, including riding sidesaddle.  For those who aren’t familiar with this style of riding, it involves the use of a special saddle to sit aside rather than astride a horse.  In other words, the rider's legs stay on one side of the horse.  Wait, what?

May 13, 2017

Not the Dreaded Corset!




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Corsets top Emily Stanton’s lists of avoidable undergarments in Dear Maude, For the Love of Maude, and Forever Maude, but what’s all the fuss? 

Apr 12, 2017

Where is St. Helens, Oregon & Why is Emily from There?


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Columbia Co Courthouse 
Photo Courtesy of Paul Liebig, Jr.


Mar 29, 2017

What You Don’t Know About Dear Maude

I’m often asked for some backstory on my books—information regarding the people, places, and things from Dear Maude and beyond. Well, here goes! I hope you enjoy it. And if you have any questions or would like to read more about things mentioned in The Dear Maude Trilogy, please leave your comments below.

Spoiler Alert! I’ve written the following information assuming you, the reader, have read Dear Maude. If you have not, you can find it by clicking HERE. To find out about my other books, you can click HERE.

Why New York?



Chapter One of Dear Maude begins on the campus of the fictitious Carlston University in upstate New York. You might wonder why I chose that setting, and I have several reasons to offer: