Nov 7, 2017

Sex in the Old City


 
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Bordello, cathouse, brothel, house of ill repute, call them what you will, but a story about early New York wouldn’t be complete without them.

In time, however, factors such as social reform, changing land use, and new (enforced) laws removed brothels from early twentieth-century New York in record numbers.  Unfortunately for Sophia, Emily’s roommate in Dear Maude, they weren’t eliminated entirely, and worse, she's banished to one.

Oct 31, 2017

Dear Maude Wins Bronze Medal!




I'm happy to announce that Dear Maude, the first book of The Dear Maude Trilogy, recently won a bronze medal in the Readers' Favorite Book Awards!

This award has some serious weight to it in more ways than one.  The annual competition features indie as well as traditionally published authors with bestsellers and celebrities among the recipients.  Winners receive an actual medal on a ribbon--similar to the Olympics.  It's such an honor!



Click the PRESS RELEASE to learn more about the award.  And if you haven't already read Dear Maude, or the other books of The Dear Maude Trilogy, start your journey HERE!


Oct 25, 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.

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?




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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 
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