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Virginia DeMarce

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Virginia DeMarce was born in Missouri and lives in Arlington, VA. She is retired from the federal government, where she was a historian for the Office of Federal Acknowledgment.

She received a Ph.D. in early modern history from Stanford University in 1967, which is less obsolete than would be the case had she been in a scientific field of endeavor. She proved unsuited to an academic career, although she taught at the college level for fifteen years, since she was plagued by an irresistible desire to know more and more about more and more, rather than about less and less.

Her most persistent hobby is genealogy. In 1988-1989, she served as president of the National Genealogical Society.

She has been married to James DeMarce since 1962. They have three children and a varying number of grandchildren.

Previously published works by Virginia DeMarce are:

"Biting Time," Ring of Fire

"Motherhood and Apple Pie, While You're At It," "Common Sense," Bypass Surgery," "In the Night, All Hats are Gray," "Who's Calling This Race," "A Nightmare Upon the Present," and, cowritten with Eric Flint, "The Ram Rebellion," 1634: The Ram Rebellion

1634: The Bavarian Crisis, cowritten with Eric Flint, was released in October 2007.

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Angels Watching Over Me

Angels Watching Over Me

May, 1637 Grantville "There's no sense in blaming yourself for it, Ryan," Dr. Jeff Adams said. "Meg has a congenital heart defect. Nobody is doing open-heart surgery down-time. Nobody will be for decades. That's just the way it is." "But if I hadn't gotten her...
Waking Up In Heaven

Waking Up In Heaven

Grantville February, 1636   It started as such a simple idea. Really, just as a classroom exercise. The school had been holding classes for several years, but it hadn't been dedicated because the construction was never really finished, because the school kept...
Les Futuriens, Parts III and IV

Les Futuriens, Parts III and IV

Part III December 1636-January 1637   “Thank you, Bernhard.” Rohan watched the grand duke pace around the room, his hands clasped behind his back. “I know that it wasn’t convenient for you to send replacements to Lorraine or for these two...
Les Futuriens, Parts I and II

Les Futuriens, Parts I and II

  Part I November-December, 1636   Besançon   “. . . so since he also holds the rank of prince étranger because of his descent from the ruling house of Brittany before it was incorporated into the territories of the French crown, Papa is not only...
Sexuality in the Seventeenth Century

Sexuality in the Seventeenth Century

(Text version, expanded, with citations, of a presentation at LibertyCon, Chattanooga, TN, June 26, 2015). The subtitle in the program, to the effect that the 17th century was not Victorian England, was added by Paula Goodlett, then-editor of the Grantville Gazette,...
An Uneasy Kind of Peace, Episode Six

An Uneasy Kind of Peace, Episode Six

PART VII August 1635 Section 1: “Ich bin aber an meinem ohrt durch meine unpässlichkeit, deren ich nun mehr, Gott lob, gentzlichen endlediget, verhindert...”   Lorraine   The grand duke of the County of Burgundy opened his eyes. They informed him that he was...
An Uneasy Kind of Peace, Episode Five

An Uneasy Kind of Peace, Episode Five

PART VI July 1635   Section 1: “. . . und in gottes nahmen mitt aller gewalt auf sie gangen, und alle regiment in die flucht und über hals und kopf auch hierüber gebracht . . .”   Lorraine   Puylaurens talked. He kissed his lady mistress on the ear, which rarely...
An Uneasy Kind of Peace, Episode Four

An Uneasy Kind of Peace, Episode Four

Brussels   “Unfortunately,” Fernando said, “the message that was just dropped off for me says that Gaston himself is no longer in our hands. In retrospect, I should have put him in stronger constraints than a very loose and polite house arrest. However, what’s...
An Uneasy Kind of Peace, Episode Three

An Uneasy Kind of Peace, Episode Three

Innsbruck, Tyrol “It is a good protocol,” Claudia de' Medici said. “We agree with Dr. Guarinonius that We need for it to be uniform.” She gestured at Dr. Bienner. “Let it occur.” Bienner, having a considerable amount of experience in understanding the regent,...