Two historical posts in one week!? I know! And I'm in the middle of moving so things are hectic. But coincidentally, August 6th holds another historical meaning for me in terms of what I write about. This year marks the 238th Anniversary of the Battle of Oriskany. I have mentioned here before that in school… Continue reading 238th Anniversary of the Battle of Oriskany
Light and Stone by Nichole Louise Philadelphia 1775. Quaker and midwife-in-training Haven Temple endures a life-changing event that prompts her to forsake her pacifist beliefs and disguise herself as a man to fight for American independence. The army takes Haven to upstate New York, where she meets several Patriot-allied Oneidas, including a young warrior named… Continue reading Title & Synopsis Reveal
I wanted to publish a list of on-going sources I have used in my research. I know I'm probably missing a lot (namely the random things I look up and then forget to mark the site url down), but here are some: 1. Forgotten Allies by Joseph T. Glatthaar and James Kirby Martin 2. Places… Continue reading Sources
The Oneida people play a large role in this book, and as such, I thought it only natural to include their language. I was not unfamiliar with including a language in my writing to which I have little to no knowledge of - The Crash of Hard Water has Japanese. But, finding Japanese translations and… Continue reading The Onyota’a:ka Language
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/04/23/native-actors-walk-set-adam-sandler-movie-after-insults-women-elders-160110 It’s disgusting that this is still going on in 2015. They’re humans and deserve to be treated with respect, but what can I expect from hollywood (under-represents minority voices) and from adam sandler (who hasn’t tried since like 1998). I had, and still have, my worries and reservations about having so many Oneida characters… Continue reading Minority Representations in Media & the Importance of Getting it Right
It's the last day of the year, so I thought it would be nice to post a little update on my progress. (Also, I realize I have been sparse in updating this site.) As I've previously shared on social media outlets, this novel-in-progress is set during the American Revolution. I don't want to give away… Continue reading Novel-in-progress update
I often read on my lunch breaks at work, as well as on the train to and from. Armed with my pen and stickies, I mark anything that has that could work in my story from geographic locations, names, dates, etc.