Books, Uncategorized, World War 2, Writer's Life

Blog Tour: BENEATH A STARLESS SKY by Tessa Harris

Well, Readers, I am not certain how we can be this far into December already! As much as I wouldn't mind moving past 2020, there's too much to do before the end. I still need to finish some writing projects—my NaNoWriMo recap, a piece on a bit of WWII history linked to a beloved Christmas… Continue reading Blog Tour: BENEATH A STARLESS SKY by Tessa Harris

Books, Uncategorized, World War 2

Who Else Needs Some WWII Themed Christmas Gift Ideas?

Photo by Hert Niks on Unsplash November is speeding away, and the Clares are busy preparing for Christmas. Over the last years, friends and family who know my interest in the Second World War have gifted me with some interesting items and fantastic reads. I thought I'd share a few of them with you today, in case you… Continue reading Who Else Needs Some WWII Themed Christmas Gift Ideas?

Books, History Class, Photos, Publishing, Uncategorized

Blog Tour: Author A.M. Heath’s New Book and The History of the WPA

Hello again, Readers and Writers! Today, A.M. Heath is visiting to share a bit of history, news on her new Christian historical romance, AND a giveaway!  First, a bit of history. The WPA (and CCC) began during the Great Depression, extended into WWII, and left legacies that can still be seen today, in construction, monuments,… Continue reading Blog Tour: Author A.M. Heath’s New Book and The History of the WPA

Books, History Class, Uncategorized, World War 2, Writer's Life

Celebrating VE Day 75 with Books

This Friday, May 8th, is a significant one in World War II history. It is the 75th anniversary of VE Day-- the day that the Allies declared Victory in Europe. With gatherings banned in many places, we can't quite celebrate like they did that first time around. However, several WWII authors (myself included) are offering… Continue reading Celebrating VE Day 75 with Books

Books, Life, Motherhood, Uncategorized, Writer's Life

A Post of Christmas Past, and Plans for the Near Future

Well, readers and writers, Christmas has come and gone again. I truly hope that you and yours had a happy, peaceful day. It was a different Christmas in the Clare household. We still ate far too many cookies, lit our Advent candles and sang carols, attended worship services, opened presents and made an absolute mess… Continue reading A Post of Christmas Past, and Plans for the Near Future

Books, Publishing, Uncategorized, Writer's Life, Writing, Writing Inspiration, Writing Tips

Publishing Paths: A Visit from Author Jennifer Hallmark

Today, I'm pleased to welcome author Jennifer Hallmark! While she's been travelling her writing and publishing road for several years, Jennifer is celebrating the publication of her first novel, Jessie's Hope! She's graciously offered to stop by and share her publication story, and some advice and encouragement for other writers. Take it away, Jennifer!   Hi,… Continue reading Publishing Paths: A Visit from Author Jennifer Hallmark

Books, History Class, Uncategorized, World War 2

Unarmed and Behind Enemy Lines: Cate Lineberry’s THE SECRET RESCUE

I've mentioned before that I love a good survivor story. While scouring my library's shelves for some writing research material, I came across Cate Lineberry's The Secret Rescue. I read the book's description- an escape from behind enemy lines by a whole plane-full of nurses and medics- and was immediately hooked. The story begins in the… Continue reading Unarmed and Behind Enemy Lines: Cate Lineberry’s THE SECRET RESCUE

Books, History Class, Publishing, Uncategorized, World War 2, World War I

The Red Cross: “In War, Charity”

Welcome to the first special post counting down to my book's launch date next Friday, June 28th. First of all, I'm pleased to share a look at the first of three prize packages in my giveaway.* While the little pieces of history that I found for this prize pack are small, they're significant. Both vintage… Continue reading The Red Cross: “In War, Charity”

Books, History Class, Uncategorized, World War 2

Ruth G. Haskell’s HELMETS AND LIPSTICK

In the post-Depression United States, nursing wasn't considered a particularly "nice" job for young, unmarried women. Still, in an uncertain world where jobs were scarce and educational opportunities limited, a nursing career offered a certain amount of security. With the onset of the Second World War, "secure" became a less apt word for a nurse's… Continue reading Ruth G. Haskell’s HELMETS AND LIPSTICK

Books, History Class, Storytelling, Uncategorized, World War 2, Writing Inspiration

The Power of Historical Fiction and Connie Willis’ BLACKOUT

In a part of the U.S. that shuts down when we get an inch or two of snow, we now have about six inches on the ground. You know what that means- TIME! Time to work on my books, time to read, time to clean house....well, at least the first two. In case you're in… Continue reading The Power of Historical Fiction and Connie Willis’ BLACKOUT