I just love throwing curveballs at you! As with many stories in history, the truth become white-washed, embellished and facts lost to antiquity. It then becomes the historian’s task to hunt for the truth through the discovery of contemporary testimony and records. By scrutinizing over these “facts”, one can then separate the fact from the … Continue reading The Myth of Squanto
Earlier this week I posted a piece that confirmed and debunked some facts about how the ‘Mayflower’ made the historic journey to New England and establish a permanent colony. As Pilgrims, they leave England for religious freedom. With the help of their guide, who learned English from English sailors, Squanto acts as an interpreter between … Continue reading Was the Mayflower First?
I was going through my Twitter account today and tried to thank my new followers for joining my network. I don’t want to be stuffy and impersonal, accumulate followers, and never interact with them. I intend to be personable and approachable. I feel that the skill of networking to be helpful to build a successful … Continue reading A Lesson From Granddaddy
The Metacom Saga is a retelling of the King Philip’s War that occurred in the New England colonies in the years between 1675 and 1677. The characters were actual people who experienced actual events. The causes that led to the war were many and complex. I need to discern what happened, how it happened, and … Continue reading The Mayflower…Fact vs. Fiction
I have been many things in my lengthy career since I graduated from Marietta College in 1995. Goodness! I just dated myself! I am turning fifty in February! I have worked a wide range of jobs in my lengthy work history. I have sold tires. I had been a software trainer. I had worked Information … Continue reading What is a Historical Novelist?
Three hundred forty-four years ago, on June 12, 1676, natives from the area of the Connecticut River Valley attack the poorly defended town of Hadley, Massachusetts. When any salvation seemed beyond hope, the story is told that a mysterious elderly gentleman appeared in their midst. Not only did he rally the residents, but he took … Continue reading The Angel of Hadley
The year is 1675. It is the beginning of the King Philip's War, and the English are losing....BADLY. The natives have free reign of the countryside, attacking every town, every farm, and every traveler at will. Englishmen have pride at being one of the greatest powers in Europe. Even though they have left England due … Continue reading Sour Grapes?…The “Battle of Bloody Brook”
King Philip’s War, described as the bloodiest conflict in America’s history. To end the war, the English had to change how they looked at the world they lived in. The military would need to look at how it fought, defended, and interacted with the natives. In 1643 the English colonies (Massachusetts Bay, New Haven, Plymouth, and Connecticut) established … Continue reading We’re English. We’re friends….right?
After Six years of research (it’s always ongoing) and I felt that I had come to a point that I was in a place where I can compile my notes and start the next step and begin my #WIP. A nagging feeling just troubled me right at the gates. What should entitle this? I was reading … Continue reading A City on a Hill
As promised, it is my attention while, telling my tale of the Metacom Saga, to be as accurate as possible in the depiction of events, people, and the and interpretations of the causes of the war that I am accurate and fair to both sides. Although there is, I believe, a definite instigator, both sides … Continue reading Captain Samuel Mosely