Leadership in Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin   Blurb: “In Leadership in Turbulent Times, Goodwin draws upon the four presidents she has studied most closely—Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson—to show how they recognized leadership … Continue reading

March: Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin (co-authors), Nate Powell (Illustrator) I finished the third volume in civil rights icon John Lewis’ graphic memoir about his early days in the movement leading up to the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. (If you missed … Continue reading

Boudica, Queen of the Iceni: Two books   We authors—especially of historical fiction—cannot get along without our research books. (We also like to visit the places we write about, explore museum exhibits, and participate in archaeology and reenactments, but this … Continue reading

Book Review – “The Kings’ Mistresses” by Elizabeth C. Goldsmith

“The Kings’ Mistresses” by Elizabeth C. Goldsmith I love a good story about women pushing the boundaries in times past, especially when they are based on real people. The Kings’ Mistresses is the true tale of two sisters: Marie Mancini … Continue reading

Guest Post: Glynis Ridley on “The Discovery of Jeanne Baret”   I’ve been in rewrite mode lately and ignoring my blog. But just in time for Women’s History Month, Glynis Ridley has kindly stepped in with a guest post talking … Continue reading