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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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One To A Customer

One To A Customer

Grantville October, 1636   "That's the kind of mistake that tends to come one to a customer," Rob Clark commented. Tom Quiney's The Invisible Bishop, as performed by Massinger's men, had caused a considerable amount of controversy among the parishioners of St....
Faith, With Heretics

Faith, With Heretics

Heldrungen, Sommersburg County, SoTF Summer-Fall, 1636   The older boy sat quietly on the stone bench in the chapel vestibule at the Wasserburg, the moated castle, in Heldrungen. His brother, three or four years younger, newly breeched, wriggled, wiggled,...
Giants in the Earth

Giants in the Earth

Sömmerda, SoTF Spring, 1636   "Hans, can you come over here?" Hans Bechstein frowned. Slowing down production in the travertine quarries was not smiled upon by the foremen. They were taking stone out of the Steinrinne here at Bilzingsleben much faster than they...
Et Docere et Rerum Exquirere Causas

Et Docere et Rerum Exquirere Causas

Grantville April, 1636   The news that Archbishop Laud, still exiled in the Low Countries, had, at the recommendation of Veleda Riddle, appointed Tom Simpson, who was still with Mike Stearns, fighting the Ottomans in Austria, as bishop-elect of the State of...
There Oughta Be A Law

There Oughta Be A Law

Grantville Late 1635   Fenton Bowers left Maurice Tito's courtroom, his wife Nell next to him. their children ahead of them. Their children, now. Amanda and Jason had been grown, hadn't been in Grantville that Sunday. Had been left up-time. They were too old for...
Angels Watching Over Me

Angels Watching Over Me

Author’s Introduction The 1632 universe is fascinating to many of us because it allows for sociological interplay of 17th century and 20th century culture and value systems. My stories involve religion, but more rarely theology except as it impacts ordinary...
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...