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

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 ...

D-Day Plane Takes Flight + Sundin Giveaway Winner

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

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