book review, historical fiction, history

Review: The Turning of Anne Merrick by Christine Blevins

  I need to preface this review by saying that about 80% into The Turning of Anne Merrick I found out this book was a sequel! First, this speaks to the fact that technically this novel can stand on its own. Second, Yes--there were moments where major events in the characters' pasts came up that… Continue reading Review: The Turning of Anne Merrick by Christine Blevins

historical fiction, history

Impromptu Visit to the Shippen-Wistar House

I had time to kill before my dentist appointment today, so I took a little impromptu detour over to the Shippen-Wistar House. The Shippen-Wistar House in Philadelphia. Yes, it was for sale last year and then a real estate developer bought it this past Feb (hence the for sale sign)to be sold again at $5.5… Continue reading Impromptu Visit to the Shippen-Wistar House

historical fiction, history, writer, writing

Turn: Washington’s Spies

The season two opener really upped the stakes not only in terms of the narrative, but also in the show as a whole. The specific subject matter is not only original, but unprecedented in media, much less encapsulated in a TV show. This show has really inspired me as a writer in terms of the… Continue reading Turn: Washington’s Spies