by Kristin Holt | Jan 30, 2017 | Articles
USA Today Bestselling Author Milou Koenings has a new release! Coming February 7, 2017, her new title: I LOVE YOU THREE will warm your heart. Milou answers questions about this Contemporary Sweet Romance, and shares insights to the plot and content. This book is on my TBR list!
by Kristin Holt | Dec 17, 2016 | Articles
I’m a woman. I’ve never fired a gun (other than a BB gun when I was twelve). I read a lot of western historical romance and I write it too. When writing The Marshal’s Surrender (the most gun-intense book so far), I still had to do a lot of research to make sure my story stood on an accurate historical platform. Where did gunmen stash their Colt revolvers? What did their holsters look like? Did they wear a belt? What about a hidden, back-up gun (like gamblers always seem to have)? In this article, I share vintage photographs and an 1877 patent image, showing those of us unfamiliar with nineteenth century firearms what they looked like.
by Kristin Holt | Jul 4, 2016 | Articles
Victorian Americans celebrated Independence Day much like we do today…with some notable differences. Many historic occasions coincided with Independence Day (intentionally, I imagine), and patriotism swelled from small western towns to historic cities like Philadelphia. This review of Victorian-era Fourths of July may spark your patriotism while it enlightens your view of America’s past.