What brings you pleasure? For United States cavalrymen, it was the fine horses they rode ... until one day, all that changed ...
We love Curious George! But we almost wouldn't have fallen in love with such a fun little monkey....
This article from The New York Times is perfect timing because today we're announcing the winner of Sarah Sundin's latest release, The Sea Before Us! Wow, I am so thrilled at the volume of entries and comments! Thank you for participating and for suggesting some really neat places to visit! Two Alabama historians purchased a military … Continue reading D-Day Plane Takes Flight + Sundin Giveaway Winner
Novel research. In video form.
Since I enjoy researching and writing about the WWII American home front and polio, I'm delighted to introduce you to my friend, Starr. I met Starr through the Post Polio Facebook page and I was so inspired by her love for life and her beautiful heart. As I got to know her, it became apparent … Continue reading Perspective: Polio Interview with Starr Tillman
What kind of exceptions did Congress make for wartime etiquette? You'll be surprised!
Along my research route, I've enjoyed collecting various items to use as tangible description in my novels. Left to Right: V-Mail letter from a soldier to his parents; WWII civil engineer uniform; V-Mail reader and desk organizer; Victory garden cookbook; license plates from 1944.
What year was the Oreo cookie created?
In today's fast-paced society where food is easily accessible and readily available, I've often wondered what school-age students ate for lunch in the 1940s. Of course, they ate what we generally eat today (minus all the fast-food); but as I was perusing a cookbook from the 1940s, I was amused to see how precise each … Continue reading Peanut Butter and Pickles
I had high hopes for succulent research, until a Good search made my path even harder.