Horse Thief 1898 Discussion Guide Chapters 1-13, Question #5

In what ways did Peter and Cathleen make counter-cultural decision for their time in history? In what ways is their family structure consistent with their culture? Before I respond to this question, I would love to hear from YOU! What are your thoughts? One theme of this book is "bridging." If you're still reading, look … Continue reading Horse Thief 1898 Discussion Guide Chapters 1-13, Question #5

From Chapters 1-13 of Horse Thief 1898: Discussion Questions #2 and #3

What are the similarities and differences between Cally's and Charlie's homes, only about sixty miles apart in southern Ireland? The differences are obvious: Cally was born in a one-room thatched cottage on a small farm. Charlie lives in a mansion built by his grandfather, one of the richest men in Ireland in his day. Though … Continue reading From Chapters 1-13 of Horse Thief 1898: Discussion Questions #2 and #3

Horse Thief 1898 “launch”–What happened?

So. When Horse Thief 1898 first came out, I planned to have an official "launch" on August 15. Then EA Books asked me to have Treasure Hunt 1904 in to them by that date so it can be out before Christmas. So the imagined "launch" never took place. But I'll be devoting time every day … Continue reading Horse Thief 1898 “launch”–What happened?

Horse Thief 1898 is available on Amazon!

Finally!! I'm pleased to announce the "birth" of a new "child" in our family: Horse Thief 1898 is now available on Amazon (complete with a typo I hope will be fixed soon). My nephew Joel Griswell designed the beautiful image for the cover, and other friends and family members have helped in various ways along the way. … Continue reading Horse Thief 1898 is available on Amazon!

Questioning the value of historical fiction

If you're receiving this blog post, I assume you like historical fiction. But not everyone does. I find this article helpful in considering the legitimacy of historical fiction, from a historical point of view (thank you, Karen!). You'll find a reference in Horse Thief 1898 to a book, Orphan Train, by one of the article's … Continue reading Questioning the value of historical fiction