Category Archives: historical fiction
Detour Trail excerpt:
I enjoyed learning about the Jewish culture and how he could have grown and learned with the historical background. Well written.
I just got the June issue of True West Magazine; it’s another great issue full of historical articles and photos. One of those articles–the background of the murderous Bender family–especially interested me because while I don’t recall them specifically, I must have been aware of them or others possibly because I included a similar situation in Lorrie’s adventures in Detour Trail.
Want to meet Freud? Here’s an interesting historical science fiction novel focusing on Freud:
“After being astounded by how holographic technology’s resurrected scores of celebrities and historical figures, Professor Alex Carson gets swept up in a struggle between Red Chinese and neo-Nazi forces who both want Sigmund Freud’s early journals, journals stolen by a young Gestapo agent in March 1938 during the second Nazi raid on Freud’s apartment—a raid ending with Anna Freud’s terrifying abduction and interrogation at Gestapo headquarters. …
Periodically, readers are treated to excerpts from the Lost Journals, which accurately depict the evolution of Freud’s revolutionary methods and theories. Freud’s Lost Journals is a thinking person’s thriller.”
Check it out here: Freud’s Lost Journals
Here’s a selection of books on Amazon about exploring and settling the frontier:
http://www.amazon.com/Detour-Trail-Joy-V-Smith/dp/1612355706/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1364491553&sr=8-8&keywords=Joy+V.+SmithDaily Life in a Covered Wagon by Paul A. Erickson
If You Traveled West In A Covered Wagon by Ellen Levine
A Pioneer Sampler: The Daily Life of a Pioneer Family in 1840
by Barbara Greenwood
Pioneer Days: Discover the Past with Fun Projects, Games, Activities, and Recipes
by David C. King
History Pockets: Moving West, Grades 4-6+ by Martha Cheney
How We Crossed The West: The Adventures Of Lewis And Clark
by Rosalyn Schanzer
Westward Expansion (True Books) by Teresa Domnauer
Westward Expansion: An Interactive History Adventure (You Choose Books)
by Allison Lassieur
Includes interesting background on the real life judge, Louis C. Drapeau, Senior, who was the law partner of Erle Stanley Gardner at one time, btw.
via Guest post: History in Mystery (part one) by Joyce T Strand. : https://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/2015/06/23/guest-post-history-in-mystery-part-one-by-joyce-t-strand/