Times Really Have Changed

Dear friends,  I have done so much research into mid 19th century behavior.  Both here in the USA and abroad.  And, when I write my own characters have taken every step with each of them, said every word, felt what they feel.  I know them inside and out.  They live with me in my mind…

Nora – Frankie – Darcel – Paul – And —

Newbies everywhere.  Yet the original characters still shine. Nora Wells Once a wealthy widow who later found out her husband was still alive, Nora has been around CounterClockwise for quite some time.  Oftentimes at odds with our own bad boy, Tracy Douglas Allen, but, after the return of her husband and Allen’s disappearance, she’s been…

Dead Or Alive It Does Not Change A Thing

What happened? There was a fateful trip that included a train ride headed out west from New York.  Somehow,  just before the train reached the Chicago depot, a man disappeared. Naturally, this was quite a bit of a mystery.  And it caused an investigation conducted by the local authorities, as well as the train company…

He Smelled Of Whiskey, Tobacco and Perfume

“Just take a look at this one”, she thought to herself….. Darcel leaned back in her cushioned seat at the swanky restaurant she and her cousin had come to for dinner.  But her mind was not on what Julia was saying.  What was this guy about?  And why he was so drunk he’s almost falling…

Fountain Pens

A very cool tool back in the day.   Mid nineteenth century United States was a time of great invention and great change. Writing letters was still the number one way to communicate whether it was personal, business, official or whatever the nature. So when the fountain pen hit the scene in 1830 in Birmingham,…