Category Archives: Marketing Fiction

Dressing for 1861 – Wearing a Corset


When I was preparing for my full-costume author visit to Manassas in honor of the sesquicentennial last year, I wanted to be as authentic as possible.  I have described in a previous post how the hoop crinoline was actually surprisingly … Continue reading

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Why the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) Online is a Godsend for Writers of Historical Fiction–A Demo


When I am writing historical fiction, one of the biggest (and often most fun) challenges is to make sure my characters are speaking the way they would have spoken in the time period in which they lived. While I usually … Continue reading

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Top 5 Things I’ve Learned About Being an Author at a Book Signing


As I’ve been building my marketing efforts for Year of Disunion: A Novel of the Dawn of the American Civil War over the past several months, I’ve gotten myself placed in two group signings – one at a local bookstore, … Continue reading

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