Monthly Archives: October 2016

THE BONAPARTES’ HONEYMOON AT NIAGARA FALLS: Guest Post, Ruth Hull Chatlien, author of The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte

When I read The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte by Ruth Hull Chatlien, I was surprised to find that Niagara Falls was visited by tourists as early as 1804, by people such as Jerome Bonaparte and his wife, as well as Aaron … Continue reading

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements: October 22, November 5, November 10

Want to know more about what it takes to see your novel in print? Join me Saturday in Elgin! Free program but be sure to register: or call 847-429-4597 Saturday in Elgin doesn’t work for you? The same program … Continue reading

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Last month I wrote about the Chicago Portage, the route used by American Indians, explorers, and others to travel from the Great Lakes to the Mississippi, and the reason Chicago became one of the greatest cities in the world. I … Continue reading

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