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by Sandra Merville Hart   Historical novelists research ways of life, events, fashion, and a myriad of other topics. Another aspect of …

May 21, 2017

by Sandra Merville Hart I was a teenager the first time I read Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. A childhood friend came …

April 21, 2017

By Sandra Merville Hart When it comes to research, contemporary writers have it so easy, right? I am teasing, because these novelists …

March 21, 2017

By Sandra Merville Hart   A few family members came over to watch a movie this weekend. The dramatic story prompted a …

February 24, 2017

By Sandra Merville Hart It happened again. Somewhere in the middle of writing the novel, the story got stuck and refused to …

January 21, 2017

By Sandra Merville Hart   Somewhere in the midst of writing my second novel my story started to get away from me. …

December 21, 2016

by Sandra Merville Hart Mark Twain’s life was at a pivotal moment in the 1860s. He was out of the States and …

November 21, 2016

Historical authors can glean a wealth of information from old photos. They give an unintentional glimpse into everyday life of the time …

November 19, 2016

I watched a movie set in the 1800s recently where a child said, “Cool!” He didn’t refer to the temperature; something good …

October 21, 2016

by Sandra Merville Hart   Last month we talked about the author of Charlotte’s Web, E.B. White, and the influence of his …

September 20, 2016

by Sandra Merville Hart   Two months ago we talked about the author of Charlotte’s Web, E.B. White, and the influence of …

August 8, 2016

by Sandra Merville Hart   I wanted to instill a love of reading in my daughter from a young age so we …

June 26, 2016

by Sandra Merville Hart I’ve always loved Winnie-the-Pooh. The honey-loving bear captured my heart instantly as a child. I also fell in …

May 20, 2016

By Sandra Merville Hart Let’s face it. Historical authors spend many hours researching – perhaps as much time as on writing the …

April 19, 2016

By Sandra Merville Hart  Maps are hidden treasure for historical writers. If you haven’t used this key source of information to add …

March 16, 2016

by Sandra Merville Hart Gettysburg Address Plaque at Soldiers National Cemetery With the celebration of Presidents Day this month, Americans may remember …

February 15, 2016

Researching for a story or article can be a chore. It’s certainly a lot of work to dig for facts if a …

January 13, 2016

With Christmas just around the corner, I decided to read Charles Dickens’ famous novel, A Christmas Carol, and discovered at least three …

December 12, 2015

By Sandra Merville Hart   I’ve read Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice at least a dozen times and loved it every time. …

November 14, 2015
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