The Loretto Chapel Staircase

This month’s Legends and Lore post takes us to New Mexico, the state where my Legends of Madeira series is set. The city of Santa Fe was founded sometime between 1607 and 1610, making it the second oldest city in the United States. It’s an area rich in history dating back as far as 10000... Continue Reading →

Unknown Soldiers #MysteryMonday

Hey, everyone. It's been a while since I've written a Mystery Monday post. This time, it's more history than mystery, except for the names of the three men interred in a tomb in Arlington National Cemetery. I wrote this post for Veteran's Day back in 2019 but decided to take off for NaNoWriMo. Since Memorial... Continue Reading →

Babushka Lady #MysteryMonday

Hey, everyone. I wrote this post a year ago, but held it when I decided to take a blogging break for NaNoWriMo. I found it in my archives, so this month, you get two Mystery Monday posts. Yesterday marked the fifty-seventh anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. On November 22, 1963, as... Continue Reading →

Archibald Gracie #MysteryMonday

Hey, everyone. I think we’re long overdue for a Mystery Monday post. You may remember my post, Strange Coincidences, where I recount events in the life of Robert Lincoln, son of our sixteenth president. I’ll let you decide if you think today’s story is another strange coincidence. I’ve always been fascinated with the Titanic. The... Continue Reading →

Flight 19: #MysteryMonday

Hey, readers. This week we’re returning to the sea for another mysterious disappearance. This one has always fascinated me. The Bermuda Triangle is an area in the Atlantic Ocean between Bermuda, Southern Florida, and Puerto Rico. It’s also referred to as Devil’s Triangle or Hurricane Alley and is the spot where several ships and aircraft... Continue Reading →

Jefferson Haunts #MysteryMonday

Hey, everyone. I hope you enjoyed the Something Wicked tour last week. I had a blast hosting my fellow SE authors. But now, it's back to normal here. (Or as normal as it can get. LOL) Time for another Mystery Monday. The small East Texas town of Jefferson lies near the Louisiana border. At just... Continue Reading →

Haunted Vicksburg #MysteryMonday

As the battle of Gettysburg raged, a thousand miles to the south the siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi was nearing the end. For forty-seven days between May 18 – July 4, 1983, Union forces led by General Ulysses S. Grant surrounded the city. Confederate troops led by Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton held firm. Finally, with... Continue Reading →

Gettysburg Ghosts #MysteryMonday

This month’s Mystery Monday posts will be stories of haunted America. There are hundreds of places I could write about. However, I chose towns places I have visited and taken part in a ghost walk or tour. The first is Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The picturesque town of Gettysburg lies in South Central Pennsylvania. In many ways,... Continue Reading →

Roanoke Colony #MysteryMonday

Hey, everyone. This week I wrap up the “mission persons” theme of Mystery Monday. Not to say I won’t revisit similar stories in the future, but next week I’m shifting gears since it’s October and the month of Halloween. The disappearance of English settlers on Roanoke Island in 1590 is one of the oldest mysteries... Continue Reading →

A View of The Moon

Hey readers. I know I said I planned to blog more often, but life has been super busy of late I know. Life is ALWAYS busy. I’m reminded of a line from the Lord of the Rings, “All we have to decide is what to do with the time given us.” There’s a lot of... Continue Reading →

December~Winter Solstice and More

December. The twelfth month of the year. It's unbelievable almost a full year has passed since I began this series. Activities, holiday festivities and celebrations fill the month of December - one of the busiest times of the year. The winter solstice occurs on December 22. What else can we learn about this month? December... Continue Reading →

November ~A Time of Thanksgiving

In most parts of the United States, trees have already lost their leaves. However, where I live we often see the peak of fall colors in November. Daylight Saving Time ends and nights come early. But what else can we learn about our eleventh month? November, the ninth month in the ancient Roman calendar, gets... Continue Reading →

I Took a Vacation

It's the same each year. I'm going along at a good pace for writing, making progress on various projects, and have numerous story ideas. I can't wait to finish one project and begin a new one. I live breathe, and think about writing—even in my sleep. And then it happens. Call it writer's block, mental... Continue Reading →

Independence Day

This Saturday, America will celebrate Independence Day. It's a time for trips to the lake, backyard cookouts, and fireworks. Sadly, many participate in these activities without stopping to consider the reason for celebration. On June 7, 1776, the Continental Congress met in Philadelphia in what is now known as Independence Hall. On that day, Richard... Continue Reading →

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