Another winner!

Another winner!

Lisa R. is the winner of the third set of the Cousins of the Dove series I’m giving away to celebrate the release of My Daughter’s Legacy. She’s been notified by email! Thank you to all who entered. I loved reading your responses about historical sites you’ve visited or hope to!                

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We have a winner!

We have a winner!

Andrea W. is the winner of the Huguenot cross giveaway, along with a set of the Cousins of the Dove series. She has been notified by email. Thank you to all who...

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Favorite historical sites + a giveaway!

Favorite historical sites + a giveaway!

I’ve been to some amazing places when it comes to research trips for my novels. Paris, Lyon, Valence, Le Chambon, and Normandy, France. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Nappanee, Indiana. New York City. Williamsburg and Richmond, Virginia. North Carolina. And all over the West. And even to Vietnam, although at the time I didn’t realize I was on a research trip.

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We have a winner!

We have a winner!

Debra N. is the winner of the set of the Cousins of the Dove series, from my “time travel” blog giveaway (she’s been notified by email). Congratulations, Debra! Thank you to all of you who left comments. I loved reading them!

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On choosing a hospital setting for My Daughter’s Legacy + enter-to-win 3 books & 1 Huguenot cross!

On choosing a hospital setting for My Daughter’s Legacy + enter-to-win 3 books & 1 Huguenot cross!

When Mindy Starns Clark and I first started brainstorming My Daughter’s Legacy, the third and final novel in our Cousins of the Dove series, we knew Therese Jennings, the main character in the historical thread, and her friend Polly Talbot attended school in Richmond, Virginia prior to the beginning of the Civil War. Then, toward the end of the war, we knew they worked in a Confederate hospital as nurses.

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Do I really time travel? Find out below–and then enter-to-win the Cousins of the Dove series!

Do I really time travel? Find out below–and then enter-to-win the Cousins of the Dove series!

One of my favorite TV shows this last year was “Timeless.” It follows the adventures of historian Lucy Preston as she time travels with a scientist and a soldier. They aim to change the course of American history, but as they travel their own personal stories become mixed up with the past.

CousinsDoveIt recently dawned on me how much writing historical fiction is like time travel, at least for me, a self-confessed history lover.

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