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Breathing Life into the JTR Victims

Writing the Jack the Ripper Victims Series, I’ve tried to give readers some sense of what the murderer took from the world. As part of that effort, I’ve manipulated mortuary photos to breath a little life back into the women he killed. Fascination over … Continue reading

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Mysteries of Elizabeth Stride

In researching the life of Elizabeth Stride, the third victim of Jack the Ripper, for my novel, Say Anything But Your Prayers, I discovered several fun mysteries beyond the most obvious one concerning the identity of her murderer. In the … Continue reading

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Historical Terror: Horror That Happened—London’s Murder Weapon

Was Jack the Ripper a monster, larger than life, beyond our comprehension?  From all that has been dramatized about the killer, one might think so. But no doubt the killer was merely a man, with the fears and frailties of … Continue reading

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THE PEOPLE OF THE ABYSS Liveblog Part 8

Having arrived too late to secure a place for the night in the Whitechapel workhouse casual ward in the previous chapter, in chapter 8, Jack London and 2 other men try to make it to the Poplar Workhouse—3 miles distant … Continue reading

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Historical Terror: Horror that Happened—Another Murderer in Victorian London

This post is about the historical basis for the murderer in my novel, The Surgeon’s Mate: A Dismemoir. Someone took apart women in the most gruesome fashion in London in the late 1880s. Following that statement, many would say, “Yes, … Continue reading

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Historical Terror: Horror that Happened—Relating to Psyches Long Dead

This post is based on a presentation about writing historical fiction I did for the WordCrafters in Eugene writers’ conference under the title “Relating to Psyches Long Dead: Developing Characters in Historical Fiction” Here are some questions concerning setting that … Continue reading

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Historical Terror—Horror that Happened

What Were They Thinking? How could the people of Jonestown drink the cyanide laced Kool-Aid? How could Jim Jones ask them to do it? How did Marine Sergeant Herbert J. Thomas, Jr. decide to fall on a grenade during fighting … Continue reading

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