D-Day Plane Takes Flight + Sundin Giveaway Winner

This article from The┬áNew 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

Perspective: Polio Interview with Starr Tillman

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

Vintage Lane: WWII

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.

Peanut Butter and Pickles

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