Monticello v. Mount Vernon

We know yesterday President Obama took France’s visiting President Hollande on a tour of Thomas Jefferson’s estate, Monticello. Hmm. One wonders if Jefferson’s view of Rosalie and William’s Franco-American romance – which […]

Oh, Deer

You probably think homes in the Catskills 3 hours north of New York City are isolated? That no one knocks on your door unexpectedly? And that reality must make writing easier? Uh, […]


In the previous post, I noted offhandedly I consider the novel generally to be “historical fiction.” Valerie Holmes then pointed out in a comment that there are narrower genres (“romance, thriller, crime […]