FOR THE HISTORY BUFF ~ Covered Wagons

FOR THE HISTORY BUFF ~ Covered Wagons

Nowadays, we don’t think twice about hopping in a vehicle and heading out to commute to work or on a day trip to visit relatives or even a 1,000-mile vacation to the Grand Tetons. But a hundred and fifty years ago, it was a different story. Before planes, cars,...
FOR THE HISTORY BUFF ~ Civil War Battle

FOR THE HISTORY BUFF ~ Civil War Battle

This week on FOR THE HISTORY BUFF, I thought it would be fun to share a bit about the research I’m doing for my current work in progress (WIP), a Civil War manuscript, which I’ve tentatively entitled, Beyond These War-Torn Lands. These past few months,...
FOR THE HISTORY BUFF ~ Cattle Drives

FOR THE HISTORY BUFF ~ Cattle Drives

While writing the second book in my Prairie Sky Series, Under Prairie Skies, I enjoyed researching cattle drives, specifically the one extending from Sedalia, Missouri to Chicago, Illinois. My hero, Chad Avery, joins up with a cattle drive to earn wages to start a...