One of my research sources, the Toronto Bata Shoe Museum, has an online exhibition at the moment that includes a wonderful assortment of men’s footwear, . . .
June Newsletter So who hasn’t nearly swooned during scenes from Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series? Though the epic is a tad melodramatic for me, I am grateful . . .
The research I’ve been looking at recently reveals some surprising wolf mythology, a link, perhaps, to the popularity of werewolves in the Francophile lore. Just . . .
Among my current tasks to prepare my historic novel manuscript for its final edit, I need to locate some of the foodstuffs my protagonist, Irene, would . . .
I just found a terrific article on the theme of Germany’s fairy tale ‘moss woman’ — a cozy dame if there ever was. My . . .
Inventors of the Renaissance were a curious lot. Some painted, others robbed graves, numerous built bridges and domes, many tended to the sick, almost . . .
Madness appears as a regular feature of period fiction, and not just in recent years. Notable titles with this theme include The Metamorphosis, The Awakening, . . .
Research brings me currently to the phenomenon of poison. There appear to have been many kinds and a great many practitioners of the toxic arts during . . .
I have been studying the art of falconry while researching my Renaissance-era book. There are scores of paintings, tapestries and etchings from the period . . .
I’m all a-thrill over my recent photography discovery, Kristy Mitchell, who tells stories, both biographic and fantastic, through photography. You won’t believe what she does . . .