Plague, Politics, and Poltergeist

Happy Halloween or Samhain for all you medieval enthusiasts. In honor of the spookiest night of the year, I wanted to post about something truly scary from the Middle Ages. I thought long and hard about what subject to choose. What would scare me the most if I traveled back in time? And in the end […]

Scottish Death Omens and Beheaded Boyds

There’s a chill in the air, pumpkins lounge on porches, waiting to be given wicked grins, and I am in the mood for something spooky. Fortunately for me, Scottish lore is full of the otherworldly. Allow me to set the scene for today’s topic: You are lying in bed when you are suddenly awoken by […]

Cromwell, Crown Jewels, and Princess Pedicures

I have a history post for you this week, but it comes without one of my experiments. Unfortunately, I didn’t have enough time.  The kids and I spent the week battling flu and pink eye. Then I went to Cincinnati, Ohio to help my best friend prepare for the grand opening of her new business […]

The Battles of Bancroft Street and North Inch

Don’t fight a battle if you don’t gain anything by winning. Erwin Rommel When I began writing Beneath the Destined Stone I didn’t have much of a plan. I knew that I wanted it to be a time-travel novel. I knew my main character and my villain would be from the 21st century, and I knew […]