The “fiction” in historical fiction; and the why

originally posted December 11, 2012
May 2021: reformatted; some links updated; text revised as needed

Those of you who have followed me for a time know that some of my favorite editorial projects are works of historical fiction; the truth is, historical fiction has been one of my favorite genres since I was in grade  … continue reading

Your memories to memoirs, or a personal history

originally posted July 8, 2009
May 2021: reformatted; no text revisions to date

Of all the projects I work on, I have to say that some of the most rewarding ones are those during which I have the chance to help clients start, develop, and complete the stories of their lives. Working with “average Joes”  … continue reading

Dear FutureMe:

originally posted March 31, 2007
May 2021: reformatted; revised text as noted

A not-well-heard-of website came to my attention today, thanks to this story on National Public Radio. The site,, is intended to enable a person to write and e-mail a message that will be delivered anytime between thirty days from the time  … continue reading

Geriatric1927 still sharing his story on YouTube!

originally posted February 1, 2007
May 2021: reformatted; one link deleted, one link updated; revised text is noted

Since the middle of last year, a widower named Peter has been sharing the story of his life on the video blogging site His life story is fascinating, and, if you know of anyone who still  … continue reading