Category Archives: History

The History of the American Pledge of Allegiance

Originally posted on Ravenscraig:
I feel very fortunate to be able to celebrate both Canada Day as well as Independence Day in America as I am a citizen of both countries.   I started my day by happening across a…

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The Battle with Perfectionism

A Writer’s Log Amazingly, I am hitting some kind of a stride in my novel about art forgery in 1914.  I am traipsing around in the world of Monet’s garden, Paris art supply shops, New York Auction Galleries and the … Continue reading

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Claude Monet (1840 – 1926), Artist Who Inspires

In searching to learn more about Claude Monet and especially his personality, I happened to find this lovely blog Oil Pastels by Mary. There is much to see and work to admire in this blog. I am happy to share … Continue reading

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Angell, on telephone exchanges

Originally posted on The WASP Manifesto:
ON THE AMECHE Dial Again by Roger Angell February 10, 2003 Verizon has applied the branding iron, and starting this week everybody in Manhattan must punch in a 1 and then a 212 (or…

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Titanic Survivor Esther Bloomfield Hart Recalls Tragic Sinking

Originally posted on Ravenscraig:
Esther Hart was never very keen on the idea of going to Winnipeg.  When her husband Benjamin announced his decision to leave Ilford, England and strike out for a new life in Canada,  she was immediately…

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Titanic: Interview with Eva Hart on the 75th Anniversary of the Sinking

Originally posted on Ravenscraig:
“Over to You”, was the name of this program that must have been on cable television.  The segment was called “Titanic:  a Survivor’s Tale.” A  school teacher in England, whose name was not recorded, conducts an…

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Ravenscraig February Sale

Need a heart tugging saga to brighten your February? Ravenscraig is in the Kindle Countdown Sale. Catch it today at $3.99 and save 60% off the regular price.   Rupert Willows buries the truth of his identity and schemes his way … Continue reading

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Ravenscraig Book Sale to Honor Book Clubs

One of the greatest pleasures I find in being a writer is talking with readers and especially book clubs to share thoughts about characters and stories.  I have been very fortunate that Ravenscraig seems to have taken hold with  book … Continue reading

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Book Club Questions for the Author of Ravenscraig

One of the greatest pleasures of being a writer is the chance to meet with readers who want to talk about the story you invented. I am fortunate to be  invited both in person and on Skype to talk with … Continue reading

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Inspired by Tallulah Bankhead

Inspiration for a writer comes from many places. For me, pictures and videos of real places and people are  primary triggers to inspire the plot lines and help color the characters who are dominating the development of the story.  So when … Continue reading

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