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‘A Very Virginia Christmas Stories and Traditions’–Charming Holiday Book!

A Very Virginia Christmas: Stories and Traditions by Wilford Kale is enjoying its official book launch at the Barnes & Noble in Colonial Williamsburg this Friday, Nov. 9th, and I shall be among the authors taking part in the signing. Why, … Continue reading

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Virginia–Steeped in History and Inspiration–Beth Trissel

The rich history of Virginia, the Native Americans and the people who journeyed here from far beyond her borders are at the heart of my inspiration.  Not only have I lived in the Old Dominion for most of my life, but also … 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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Christmas In Colonial America

George Washington’s Christmas list for his stepchildren in 1758 was ambitious: “A bird on Bellows, A Cuckoo, A turnabout parrot, A Grocers Shop, An Aviary, A Prussian Dragoon, A Man Smoakg, (a man smoking?) 6 Small Books for Children, 1 … Continue reading

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Scenic, Historic Virginia

Not only have I lived in the Old Dominion for most of my life, but also several previous centuries in the sense that my ancestors were among the earliest settlers of the Shenandoah Valley (1730’s/1740’s). Chapel Hill, circa 1816, the Churchman family home place … Continue reading

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