From the cutting room floor: About those MacGregors

While there's leaves in the forest, And foam on the river, MacGregor, despite them, Shall flourish forever! ~ Sir Walter Scott Gaelic Name: MacGrioghair Motto: 'S Rioghal Mo Dhream (My Race is Royal) Plant Badge: Pine Lands: Argyll and Perthshire Origin of Name: Son...

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Interviews: Week Ending Aug 23

A couple more interviews for Burning Sky's launch went live this week. I so enjoy doing doing these, and am blessed to have the chance to share about three of my favorite subjects, writing, faith, and the 18th century American frontier. And of course there's always a...

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Character Accents

My stories tend to get populated with characters who speak the English language with accents varying from Scottish to Mohawk. I've written Irish accents and Welsh accents, southern Appalachian accents, and 18th century dialects of various sorts. So it stands to reason...

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Interviews: Week Ending August 16 (and a winner!)

These are the Interviews for Burning Sky for the launch week ending Friday, August 16. Thank you!!! to everyone who has posted a blog review of Burning Sky. I also value the reviews at sites like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, CBD and Goodreads. Your participation and...

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Burning Sky: the making of a cover

I've mentioned before how happy I am with the cover of Burning Sky. I remember well the moment I first saw Willa Obenchain's image, how stunned I was that the designer, Kristopher Orr (WaterBrook Multnomah), and the photographer, Mike Heath (Magnus Creative) had...

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Introducing WILLA, by Pat Iacuzzi

I've been looking forward to announcing this for weeks. Friend and fellow historical fiction author Pat Iacuzzi is a multi-talented woman. Not only does she write with a strong and lovely voice, she also creates dolls for some of New York's historical sites. These...

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Burning Sky: A Bibliography of the American Frontier

Here is the mostly complete bibliography I used while researching Burning Sky. This doesn't include endless trips to the internet to track down bits and pieces, a few library books I likely forgot to record, long since returned. Or the four years worth of research on...

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