I have a passionate interest in 19th century America, especially the Civil War and the Wild West. I’m particularly interested in the experiences of women in that time period.
I’m also fascinated with how history and fiction converge. I chose to call my blog “The Smell of Gunsmoke” because it evokes the violence of that era, the sensory experience of living back then, and the way fact and fiction merge in popular shows like “Gunsmoke.”
My blog focuses on historical research with an eye toward writing fiction. I share my thoughts on books, movies and the places where history lives in my search for authenticity—and my wide-ranging, often unexpected sources of inspiration.
I hope this blog intrigues other writers, history buffs and readers, and that you’ll share your comments and thoughts with me.