Still working on getting Lightning on the Levee published!

I thought I should let you, my faithful readers, know about my progress toward getting Lightning on the Levee published.

It’s been over a year since I first considered the book complete, and I’ve been looking for an agent or publisher on and off since.

I say “on and off” because every time I read back over the book, I find something that needs to be changed. So Lightning on the Levee, although “complete”, has been in improvement for all this time. ...  read more

Ladies’ Edwardian Makeup

Look what I found for you – An article about Edwardian makeup from 1909!

While writing a post for you about ladies’ makeup in the Edwardian era (you’ll see that post in the near future) I was perusing the California Digital Newspaper Collection online. And there I found this treasure of an article that was in the Sacramento Union, Number 63, 25 April 1909. ...  read more

Interesting Facts About Life in 1908

At midnight on January 1, 1908, a ball signifying the New Year was dropped for the first time ever at Times Square.

1907-1908 Times Square New Years ball.
1907/1908 – The very first Times Square New Years ball. It had 100 25watt light bulbs on an iron frame and weighed 700 pounds! Image: 6sqft.com

We’re still dropping balls, but so many other things have changed since 1908. What a difference a century makes! I found some interesting facts and statistics about life in 1908 for you. Enjoy! ...  read more

1908 Ladies Clothing Fashions – Part 3

In Lightning on the Levee, Molly B O’Connor was abducted in 1908 while out for an afternoon walk with her friends. When she arrives in our current time, she’s dressed in the same beautiful Edwardian Afternoon Dress she was wearing then. You can see a photo of the dress, a gift from her father, HERE...  read more