Category: Research

Meet Sally, the Copper Cutie

Sally, 1927 She counted twenty-five faceless heads in the dimmed house. At the Liberty Theatre in Jerome, Arizona, the seats rose steeply. Each row held a dozen, and the house held a hundred people comfortably. Upstage, two Kliegl lamps lit the back screen blue….

Fritz Lang and Weimar Berlin

  A large part of time spent writing about the past is researching with hopes of authenticating the historical climate. I get lost in the learning and have to nudge myself to get on with the writing.  “Inside the Gold Plated Pistol” begins with…

Saloons and Theaters in Jerome, AZ

A recent treat included an interview and personal tour of a site for my manuscript “Inside the Gold Plated Pistol.” It’s 1927, Prohibition is in effect, and part of the story is at the copper mining town, Jerome, Arizona. A prevalent feature of any mining town…