In Jeanette Minniti’s historical novel, “The Only Way Home,” a 15-year-old boy’s noble effort to provide for his widowed mother hits a snag in Georgia.
SunLit Excerpt: Family matters complicate a John Pickett historical mystery
Editor’s note: This installment of the John Pickett series, set in 1809, reveals a boy — 10-year-old Kit — to be involved in a robbery witnessed by one of the Bow Street Runners, the first professional police force in London. When that constable is murdered, the plot thickens and protagonist and fellow Bow Street Runner […]
Laurie Marr Wasmund watched a single volume of her historical novel blossom into a trilogy
Laurie Marr Wasmund grew up on a cattle ranch in Colorado. She holds an M.A. in literature from the University of Denver. She has worked as an editor, community college instructor, and national writing workshop presenter. Her short stories have appeared in literary magazines such as Cimarron Review and Weber Studies. She is the author […]
When an Ivy League chemistry professor agreed to move West, the mining industry changed forever
When studying for her Ph.D., Ellen Kingman Fisher worked with a collection of letters written by Nathaniel Hill in the 1860s. Intrigued, she used the letters to write “Hill’s Gold,” Gold, a historical novel about the early marriage of Nathaniel and Alice Hill. Dr. Fisher was a senior program officer with the Gates Family Foundation […]