Welcome to my site! I write historical fiction, sometimes with a contemporary narrative. If you’d like to travel to medieval Germany, Gold Rush San Francisco, 1892 Massachusetts or early Oakland during the fight for suffrage, you’ve come to the right place. I hope you’ll enjoy looking around.
For medieval Germany, click on Witch’s Trinity.
For the Gold Rush, click on Woman of Ill Fame.
For 1892 Massachusetts and the Lizzie Borden story, click on Murderer’s Maid.
For early Oakland, click on House of Bellaver.
I blog, with varying frequency, on all things historical at a different site: World of Mailman. Feel free to click over
, but please come back! If you’re particularly interested in Lizzie Borden posts, look for the tag at the upper right hand corner at that page, and it’ll hook you up with All Things Lizzie. (You can also click on “blog” above and it will take you straight there. It’s like a portkey.)
I also recommend this neo-Gothic series
for those who love haunted English manor houses.
What is that photo above? It’s a tower in honor of poet Robert Browning, erected in Oakland by his friend Joaquin Miller. If you poke around Joaquin Miller Park in the Oakland hills, you’ll find it, along with Miller’s funeral pyre and a pyramid to Moses. You can also see it in the pages of my novel House of Bellaver, which contains many such historical images. This photograph is courtesy of the Oakland History Room of the Oakland Public Library, which rocks.
Boston Globe illustration of Second Street. The Lizzie Borden home is marked with Roman number I.