• Historical Flavor: The Salvation Army

    Sandra Ardoin @Sandra Ardoin When I was writing A Reluctant Melody, I wanted my hero, Kit Barnes, to have founded an organization designed to help those who suffered from alcohol abuse. While researching ways he might have done that in…

  • Historical Flavor: Battle of Kings Mountain

    Sandra Ardoin @SandraArdoin It was 1780 and things weren’t looking good for the patriot side in the war for our American independence, especially in the south. However, things were about to turn around, mainly through the poor choices of the British and the…

  • Historical Flavor: “One ringy dingy…”

    Sandra Ardoin @SandraArdoin If, like me, you still remember talking on a Princess phone, you also remember those words in the title and the accompanying snort from Lily Tomlin’s telephone operator character Ernestine on Laugh-In. In case you don’t remember,…

  • Historical Flavor: Learning From History

    Sandra Ardoin @SandraArdoin Whatever your leanings (and, please, I don’t care to know them), we’re getting ready to welcome another president to the White House. I thought it might be fun to gain a little insight into one from the…