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CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL

By Patricia Grady Cox September 16, 2015 When you’ve wanted to visit a place ever since you first heard of it (and that would be decades ago), how wonderful it is that you are not disappointed when you get there! The Crazy Horse Memorial held the number one spot on my list of places to […]

INSPIRATION AND VALIDATION

INSPIRATION AND VALIDATION Years ago, I began doing research for my novel CHASM CREEK. I’m not sure I even knew I would someday write a novel, but I was intrigued by the history of the town I found myself living in: Cave Creek, Arizona, in the foothills about 30 miles north of Phoenix. It’s main […]

Making Research Fun

I strive to make my settings real, to pull a reader into a time long gone. Research is necessary to achieve historical authenticity, but that doesn’t have to mean hours in a dusty reference room, digging white-gloved hands into accession folders. Research can be fun! Yes, I did my time in libraries and university collections, […]