Tag Archives: Research

ARMENIAN HISTORY AND FOOD

I don’t usually do book reviews on this site. However, in my research for my eventual historical fiction about Armenians and their immigration to America during and following the 1915 genocide in Turkey, I came across a marvelous book that … Continue reading

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HOW LONG IS TOO LONG FOR HISTORICAL FICTION?

This stained glass window photo is from the church I attended as a child and remained a member until it closed in 2011. Revisiting the church a little over a year ago started me on this journey–to write about the … Continue reading

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THINGS LEARNED ON THE WAY TO A BOOK

My current project began with a plan to write a history of the Armenian Church where I spent much of my childhood and teen years. It’s evolved since its original conception and likely will evolve further as I continue my … Continue reading

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BRING IT ON!

The groans are abundant. But I am looking forward to the first big snowfall in our area! Okay, so spending a day skiing will take me away from the writing options I talked about in my last post. But think … Continue reading

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REALITY OF LIFE, LACK OF DISCIPLINE – OR SOMETHING ELSE?

It has been a month since my last posting. Mea culpa. I’ve felt very guilty, and many times over the last 4 weeks have said to myself, “this weekend I will post a blog entry.” And then I didn’t. I … Continue reading

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NEW DIRECTIONS

I’m way overdue for writing a post, and even this one will be fairly brief. But the reason for my delinquency is legit – or at least I think so! As mentioned in past posts, when I completed In Her … Continue reading

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ARE YOU ONE OF THE HEIRS TO MANHATTAN?

“Genealogy can often be used as a base for the historical fiction writer. Following the lives of our ancestors brings us into a particular setting so that time and place both encircle and thread the story. However, for the novelist, one … Continue reading

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