Peanut Butter and Pickles

Food was so different in the 1940s. Readers and writers of historical fiction, take note: peanut butter and . . .

Interview: Hidden History

Hidden History is the answer to a writer's quandry for unusual history...

How to Have the Right Perspective

When odds are against you, do what my friend Starr did. . .

How to Write about Horses

This blog post first appeared on http://www.kathleendenly.com, June 4, 2018. How to Write about Horses in Historical Fiction by Tisha Martin Horses have long since been an icon in American history, a loyal friend to the cowboy in the movies or in a novel. Often, too many historical writers don’t capitalize on the benefit of … Continue reading How to Write about Horses

Christmas on the Home Front

  In 1943, the war was two years old; however, across the U.S., many homes were torn apart as fathers, brothers, uncles, and sweethearts and friends were drafted. For the duration, homes would be empty of loved ones during the holidays. To boost morale, Bing Crosby's "I'll Be Home for Christmas" became the favorite Christmas song for … Continue reading Christmas on the Home Front

Horses During World War Two

What brings you pleasure? For United States cavalrymen, it was the fine horses they rode ... until one day, all that changed ...