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Review: THE BLUE by Nancy Bilyeau

24 November 2018

Nancy Bilyeau's latest historical mystery, THE BLUE (Endeavor Quill, December 3), offers readers refreshingly different fare: a foray into the fascinating world of eighteenth century...

Guest Post: "Ohio Renaissance" by Martha Conway, Author of THE UNDERGROUND RIVER

26 July 2018

Ohio RenaissanceGuest Post by Martha Conway,Author of THE UNDERGROUND RIVERIn sixteenth century Ohio, there were no newspapers or printing presses, no mills or grindstones, no churches...

Review and Giveaway: THE UNDERGROUND RIVER by Martha Conway

25 July 2018

Geographical boundaries are rarely as precise as they appear on a map, and moral boundaries can be just as fluid. Martha Conway's new novel, THE UNDERGROUND RIVER (Touchstone, June...

Guest Post: How Many Sticks Do You Need For A Sacred Fire? by Susan Spann, Author of TRIAL ON MOUNT KOYA

17 July 2018

How Many Sticks Do You Need For a Sacred Fire?by Susan SpannWriting historical mystery means balancing a fast-paced, often intricate plot with compelling, historically accurate details....