To Be Used at Cocktail Parties: Arsenic, Axes, and Imperialist Symbols—The Unused Research of Shadow Among Sheaves by Guest Author Naomi Stephens

To Be Used at Cocktail Parties: Arsenic, Axes, and Imperialist Symbols The Unused Research of Shadow among Sheaves 1. Intro During a recent late-night research session, I learned that Dr. Robert Liston, a famous 19th century surgeon, could amputate a leg in just under thirty seconds, sans anesthesia. “Time me, gentlemen!” he was rumored to … Continue reading To Be Used at Cocktail Parties: Arsenic, Axes, and Imperialist Symbols—The Unused Research of Shadow Among Sheaves by Guest Author Naomi Stephens

Story Behind the Cover (and Why I Love It So Much!) By Annette M. Irby

When my editor and the cover artist and I sat down to search images of couples for this book’s cover, I had no idea we’d land on a shot like this. If you’ve ever tried to find a photograph that matches your imagination, you know the challenge that can be. As I was writing this … Continue reading Story Behind the Cover (and Why I Love It So Much!) By Annette M. Irby

A Heart So Tender from THE BACKCOUNTRY BRIDES Collection

Dear Readers, It is my pleasure to welcome Debra E. Marvin back to the blog. I've invited her here today to share a little about the history behind her new novella. You'll find A Heart So Tender in The Backcountry Brides Collection from Barbour Books (May 1st, 2018). {I've had the opportunity to read two stories from … Continue reading A Heart So Tender from THE BACKCOUNTRY BRIDES Collection