Notes from The Buffer Zone: History And Its Alternates

Notes from The Buffer Zone: History And Its Alternates

I’ve written a lot of history and alternate history in the past year. They seem to go together for me. I research history, and as I think about the mystery fiction I can write in the “real” past, I also find myself looking for those historical pivot...
Writing for the Grantville Gazette:  Who, What, and When

Writing for the Grantville Gazette: Who, What, and When

Have you ever thought, “I’d like to read a Grantville Gazette dealing with ____.”?  Who, what, where, why, when, and how can you help make that happen?  Some of these questions are easy to answer. Why We all want to read stories about topics and...
The Seven Dwarves and the Generals Jackson

The Seven Dwarves and the Generals Jackson

Northwest of Magdeburg April, 1634 The Red Lion Regiment was in the field for a few days instead of snug in their barracks which were only a couple hours away. Four of the dwarves were sitting around the fire. Ever since Drill Sergeant Sloan had demoted them from...
Clash of Cultures—School Systems at (the) Stake Part 1

Clash of Cultures—School Systems at (the) Stake Part 1

Wisdom is power. —Francis Bacon (1561–1626) Introduction When American parents think about a good—or better, the best possible—schooling for their children, they invariably think about private preschools, private schools, and expensive universities. When German...
Ein feste Burg, Episode 14

Ein feste Burg, Episode 14

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The Mysterious Mesa, Part Three: Jacob’s Ladder

The Mysterious Mesa, Part Three: Jacob’s Ladder

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My Wife, the Axe Murderer

My Wife, the Axe Murderer

September 1635, Magdeburg central police station   Dylan Pence guided his fiancée and her son’s baby carriage past Fabian Mittendorf and into his office. Fabian shut the door after them and gestured to the other man already in the office. “You...
God Eye

God Eye

“Tabitha Lynn,” Mama called from the kitchen. “Go and wake your Gammy McHenry. Dinner’s ’bout ready.” One door down, in the bathroom, I tried on another smile for the mirror—my hand holding my chin in a contemplative pose. But my...
The Undergraduate, Episode Five

The Undergraduate, Episode Five

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