Tag Archives: Shenandoah Valley

Historical Romance Novel Red Bird’s Song on .99 Sale

  This sale is for the novel in kindle and nookbook, and runs through Nov 1st, so get yours now. Red Bird’s Song is a 2012 EPIC eBook Finalist. The setting for this story is the same as the other novels in my Native American … Continue reading

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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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A Haunted Garden Halloween Hop–Beth Trissel

On my stop in this haunted hop with fellow Wild Rose Press Authors, I’m sharing the eerie account of the poltergeist in our old farm-house and giving away my ghostly romance novel, Somewhere My Love, OR my new ghostly Christmas … Continue reading

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Fear of Witches in Colonial America and Today–Beth Trissel

My fascination with the supernatural, whether real or imagined, played an important role in my new historical romance novel, Kira, Daughter of the Moon. Murmurings against the unusual, young Scots-Irishwoman, Kira McClure, grow into accusations of witchcraft. Never a good … Continue reading

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One of the Scariest Ghost Stories Ever–Beth Trissel

Late Shenandoah Valley Historian and Author John Heatwole, much missed and a family friend, recorded a number of strange occurrences recounted by valley and mountain people in his fascinating book, Shenandoah Voices.  He says, “The beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia … Continue reading

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“Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower.”~Fall Quotes and Images–Beth Trissel

Fall blew into the Shenandoah Valley this week with a big temperature drop and welcome relief from the heat. For most of the summer the wind is silent, but it’s really talking now, whistling around the old red barn and rattling the … Continue reading

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The Story behind the Story of NA Historical Romance Red Bird’s Song–Beth Trissel

A 2012 Epic ebook finalist Two years ago in September Red Bird’s Song was released. As a tribute to my favorite novel, I am revisiting the first book I ever wrote, and rewrote, and learned how to write in the … Continue reading

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The ‘Whys’ Behind Scottish Time Travel Romance Somewhere My Lass–Beth Trissel

For inquiring minds, those of you who want to know, or are mildly interested, suspenseful romance novella Somewhere My Lass, was an intriguing tale to weave and quite an adventure. It’s also one I had no intention of undertaking until … Continue reading

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‘Gardening is not a rational act.’~Margaret Atwood–Beth Trissel

Given our most trying weather of late, I agree with that sentiment, but will never give up. I just reassess.  The picture of me on the right of this blog was taken beneath our lovely apricot tree that fell during … Continue reading

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The Powerful Influence of Old Homes On My Work–Beth Trissel

My fascination with old homes and plantations, a theme that figures regularly in much of my writing, is partly inspired by my father’s family home place, circa 1816, located outside the historic town of Staunton, Virginia in the lovely Shenandoah … Continue reading

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