Backstory Blog

Strolling Through 1968 Manhattan

December 03, 2019
Today my research took me back to Manhattan in 1968.

Helen Inherits

November 26, 2019
My second novel, Bachelor Girl, was inspired by this obscure headline about a surprise bequest.

All the Single Ladies

November 19, 2019
Before she was called a “spinster,” a single woman living independently was known as a “bachelor girl.”

Black Manhattan

November 12, 2019
Historical fiction is enriched by reflecting the true diversity of American history.

Col. Jacob Ruppert

November 05, 2019
He’s remembered now for signing Babe Ruth, but in his time Ruppert was a larger-than-life New Yorker.

Gay New York

October 29, 2019
From drag balls in Harlem to pansy clubs in Greenwich Village, the gay world of 1920s New York was vast and varied.

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