Category Archives: Family History

The Story is Complete!

Nearly nine years ago, I had the notion to turn my family history into a novel. Not because I’d always wanted to be an author – the thought had never crossed my mind before – but because the story of … Continue reading

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Author Interview

A link to an author interview I gave this week: http://www.cherylholloway.net/blog/2018/03/16/guest-author-interview-v-l-mcbeath/

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From Story to Book: Nearly There!

When I made the decision to write a book out of my family history research, I literally had no idea what I was doing. Not about writing fiction, not about Victorian-era England, nothing. All I knew was that I had … Continue reading

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A Center Stage Moment

A recent interview I’ve given about my life and inspirations as an author … http://authorsfbenson.com/2017/11/29/a-center-stage-moment-with-v-l-mcbeath/

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The Beginning of the Women’s Suffrage Movement

Writing a series about my family history has taken me to places I hadn’t imagined before I started. I talked in an earlier post about how I uncovered a world where women were treated as little more than slaves and … Continue reading

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Walk a Mile in their Shoes

“You can never truly judge a person until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.” When I started researching my family history, I wanted to do more than just collect names, dates and places. I know that’s where you have … Continue reading

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Why I wrote a book

I didn’t set out to be an author. The fact is, when the idea of writing a novel kept nudging itself into my mind, I did everything I could to resist it. I am a scientist by training, and creative … Continue reading

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I Can Write a Book!

Can I write a book? That was the question I asked three years ago when I put my first post on this site. It had taken me three years to write the post in the first place as I was … Continue reading

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Twelve Things to do Prior to Launching a Book

If I’d known then, what I know now, would I have ever written a book? It’s a question I’ve been asking myself repeatedly over recent weeks and if I’m being perfectly honest, I think the answer would be no! That’s … Continue reading

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Suffer the little children

Originally posted on Writer's Lot:
As people’s interest in family history continues to grow, many people will be shocked to see the high infant mortality rate in the United Kingdom in the 1800s. Causes of death you may come…

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