Review by Mary Anne Yarde, The Coffee Pot Book Club. I'm thrilled to announce that WHISPERS IN THE CANYON has received a 5-star review from the Coffee Pot Book Club. "I didn't want to kill him..." But Russell Travers had already shot one man while he attempted to rob The White's Station Bank, how many … Continue reading WHISPERS IN THE CANYON: Editorial Review
WHISPERS IN THE CANYON Now Available!
I am thrilled to share the news that WHISPERS IN THE CANYON, the first book of the Donovan Family Saga, has been released by Soul Mate Publishing and is now available on Amazon! In the 1880s Arizona Territory, Jesse Travers' father dies and leaves her with a bankrupt ranch and a deep well of distrust. … Continue reading WHISPERS IN THE CANYON Now Available!
NWW Photo Prompt: Palm Fronds
My second attempt at a photo prompt. Since it worked so well last time, I decided to write another vignette that can easily be converted into a scene in my WIP, The Winds of Morning. Kills two birds ... (on the other hand, why kill them at all?) Enjoy! As the small ship sailed into … Continue reading NWW Photo Prompt: Palm Fronds
Irish Trivia: The Transatlantic Crossing
In the mid-19th Century, most transatlantic crossings were still done by sailing ship, although steamship passage was available for those who could afford it, primarily through the Cunard Line of Britain and the Inman line of the US. A steamship would routinely make the voyage in 11 to 13 days, but until 1860, most steamships … Continue reading Irish Trivia: The Transatlantic Crossing
Irish Trivia: ELLIS ISLAND
15-year-old Annie Moore arrived from Ireland on January 1, 1892, and became the first person to enter the United States through Ellis Island. Over 12 million people entered the United States through the Ellis Island immigration center from 1892 to 1954. Contrary to what you may think, Ellis Island was only one of many ports … Continue reading Irish Trivia: ELLIS ISLAND
Writers are often asked where inspiration comes from. And the truth is, it often comes from someone else. Before I moved, I belonged to a wonderful writing group at the library of an overcrowded New York City suburb. Our Fearless Leader would send us a weekly prompt, and once it was to write about “a … Continue reading THE WHARF
an Gorta Mor (or The Great Irish Famine, 1845-1852)
Most of the time I find history boring. But every once in awhile, I stumble over something fascinating. And usually, that something makes me cry. I’d heard quite a bit about the Irish Famine at different places along the way, like in English class in high school when we read Jonathan Swift’s essay A Modest … Continue reading an Gorta Mor (or The Great Irish Famine, 1845-1852)
EMIGRANT OR IMMIGRANT, that is the question …
“How do you know which word to use?” I’m asked occasionally. I have to admit that I looked it up every time until I had it figured out: you’re an emigrant in relationship to the country you (or your relatives or characters) come from, and you’re an immigrant in the country you choose to settle … Continue reading EMIGRANT OR IMMIGRANT, that is the question …