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Writing Across Genres–Beth Trissel

Many authors wisely choose a genre and stick with it. Most historical romance authors master a specific time period, such as Regency England, and set up camp. They learn the drill and can summon appropriate dress, manners, transport…without a second … Continue reading

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Why THIS Historical Romance?

If you Like Historicals and want to read something different, Enemy of the King is not your typical Regency, but a fast-paced adventure romance set during  the American Revolution.  Research alone for this novel was a killer, and it took … Continue reading

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The Story Behind Historical Romance Enemy of the King–Beth Trissel

“Passion Governs and she never governs wisely.” ~ Benjamin Franklin Years ago, I was researching my early American Scots-Irish forebears and often came across references to a battle fought during the Revolution called the Battle of King’s Mountain. The name … Continue reading

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Old Southern Recipes from Charleston Receipts

A gracious welcome to my stately (virtual) plantation home. I live in an old country farm-house in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, but for now, we’re in the deeper South. Please have a seat in the wicker chairs on the … Continue reading

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Herbs of Early America and Colonial Williamsburg

“Why should a man die whilst sage grows in his garden?” — Old English proverb I love old-fashioned gardens, particularly those with herbs.  I grow many heirloom flowers and herbs, even  included a lovely garden in my award-winning  Colonial American … Continue reading

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Herbs Of Colonial Williamsburg and Early America

I love old-fashioned gardens, particularly those with herbs.  I grow many of my own heirloom flowers and herbs, even  included a lovely garden in my award-winning  Colonial American romance novel set during the American Revolution entitled Enemy of the King. … Continue reading

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Sweet Saturday Sample from American Historical Romance Enemy of the King

As October 7th is the anniversary of the Battle of King’s Mountain, (1780)  that turned the tide of the American Revolution in favor of the Patriots and figures prominently in my book, I thought I’d feature an excerpt from Colonial … Continue reading

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“Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.”~ John Adams

Today is the ten-year anniversary of 9/11, an unspeakably terrible day in America’s history.  And ever with us now after this shattering death of innocence, the fear of some new, yet unnamed  horror.  Almighty God forbid.  Our prayers  rise to … Continue reading

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More About My New Historical Romance

If you like a good historical romance and aren’t set on its being ‘hot! hot! hot!’ (I do NOT write erotica) you might enjoy my new release, Into the Lion’s Heart. Set in 1789 England, the story opens with the … Continue reading

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My British Heritage and Historical Romance Into the Lion’s Heart

The connection I feel to the past and those who’ve gone before me is the ongoing inspiration behind my historical romances, including the time travels in my ‘Somewhere’ series.  I’ve done a great deal of research into family genealogy and … Continue reading

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