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The Legend of the Rose

How are legends born? Why are we so fascinated with them? There have been umpteen books written about The Rose of Cimarron. She’s identified as Rose Dunn, who was 15 at the time of the Ingalls shootout in Indian Territory … Continue reading

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AMERICAN INDIANS, DREAM CATCHERS: In fiction and fact

If we aren’t careful when we write historical fiction, the characters come off stiff and boring. What’s the solution? Set them squarely down in the center of something that really happened. Study the way people acted and reacted in that … Continue reading

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OUTLAWS, BLOOMERS AND PICTURE MAKERS

In researching for Western Historical Novels, I’ve run across some strange historical facts. I thought I’d share a few of them here, and illustrate how some showed up in my romance novels. Frank James quoted Shakespeare, and he and brother … Continue reading

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