Recent discussions among historical novelists about dialogue contractions prompted me to do a little digging. I pulled a variety of novels from my bookshelf that were written in earlier eras to discover how those authors handled dialogue contractions. The results surprised me. Read about them here.
When gold was discovered at Cherry Creek, it sparked the Gold Rush of 1858. This location is better known by another name. Do you know what it is? Click here to find out if you guessed correctly.
I have read Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, Little Women, a dozen times over the years. Find out why this novel always touches my heart in my post on Almost an Author.
Lots of Native American history in Iowa! Stop by DevoKids to learn fun facts about this midwestern state.
Post offices in Santa Claus, Indiana, are especially busy during a certain season. Find this and more fun facts about the Hoosier state at DevoKids!
Writing historical novels requires greater attention to everyday details than when writing contemporary novels. Click here for a few examples of the types of topics a novelist may have to research.
Ever go sand sledding? You can at Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve! This park in Colorado has the tallest sand dunes in the United States.
Any idea which group of settlers first came to the area of Delaware with the knowledge and skill to build log cabins? Or how the state became known as the First State? The answers may surprise you.
Movies can have noise issues. Historical fiction writers who ignore all important news of the time period create noise issues.