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jess-wells's picture
Mar.30.2014
Had an absolutely wonderful conversation for a podcast with Seymour Hamilton, author of the Astreya Trilogy that will be posted on the Fireship Press website soon.  Here's the link to listen, but for those who prefer to read, here’s the essence of the conversation, which was fun, lively...
dorothy-nixon's picture
Dec.08.2013
Susan Hampshire in Tomasina... Her character was accused of being a witch. (I loved this Disney Movie when it came out. In fact,  I think I kept my brother from watching the first set by the Beatles on Ed Sullivan because the movie was on the other channel. Evil of me.) I wonder what...
dorothy-nixon's picture
Dec.08.2013
Susan Hampshire in Tomasina... Her character was accused of being a witch. (I loved this Disney Movie when it came out. In fact,  I think I kept my brother from watching the first set by the Beatles on Ed Sullivan because the movie was on the other channel. Evil of me.) I wonder what...
jess-wells's picture
Jul.04.2013
Interview with the Author: Jess Wells on A Slender Tether and Christine de Pizan Q: Tell us about Christine and what you’re trying to convey here JW: I was drawn to write about Christine de Pizan because of her courage and determination.  She wrote more than 20 volumes of work across a wide...
bob-mustin's picture
Oct.24.2012
This week I finished writing and editing a historical novel set in Europe immediately preceding the year 1000. It's in good enough shape for Lyn, my "second set of eyes." She's an excellent editor as well as a gifted writer, so it's in her hands now. Sylvester II image via commons.wikimedia.org I...
bob-mustin's picture
Oct.03.2012
image via karenswhimsy.com   Today, I'll finish the third edit of a historical novel I've written set in the Middle Ages, and this has me looking back. I started research on this rather obscure subject and personality some 20 years ago, and then came compiling and synthesizing the data. The...
bob-mustin's picture
Sep.12.2012
I've just finished a second major edit on a medieval novel, tentatively entitled Gerbert's Book, about three primary characters, two real, one fictional, living around the turn of the first millennium. Gerbert and Otto are the two real ones, Zosimus the fictional one. The fictional character...
suellen-ocean's picture
Apr.12.2012
The word feudal is confusing because it is used in two ways. Feud is a Middle-English and French word meaning, strife or quarrel between families, clans, etc. But the word feud (also spelled feod) is a Middle Latin word of Greek origin meaning "law". The Greek word refers to a "fee" or "feudal...
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Feb.23.2012
Islam is a relatively new religion. Judaism almost seems to transcend the history of Mankind. Hinduism, Confucianism and Buddhism seem to be part of the mystical East. When one thinks of the East, one conceives of civilizations that go beyond ancient. Christianity is pretty new, especially when one...
bob-mustin's picture
Sep.30.2011
The Abacus and the Cross, by Nancy Marie Brown   image via booku.com Nonfiction is still very much in vogue, and this book proves there’s no end in sight to the wealth of research to be done, stories to be told of historical characters.  This book’s subtitle, “The Story of the Pope...