Tag: history

Thanksgiving in 1901 Spokane

Thanksgiving in 1901 Spokane

One of the best resources I discovered for describing life in Spokane in 1901 was the Dear Mother collection of letters. Marinus Crommelin of Amsterdam wrote home during his visit to Spokane 1901-1902. His letters were compiled and translated by a relative into Dear Mother. This week I wanted to highlight some of Marinus’s impressions …

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Spokane Clock Tower Mysteries Historical Research

Spokane Clock Tower Mysteries Historical Research

Author Patricia Meredith shares a little about the historical research that went into writing the Spokane Clock Tower Mysteries. The first book, Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker, a new historical mystery, is available everywhere books are sold in whatever format you prefer! For a complete list of newspaper clippings outlining the building of the Spokane clock tower, …

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Interview on the Page Turner Show

Interview on the Page Turner Show

Last Friday I had the extreme honor of being interviewed on the Page Turner Show with Annie McKinley at KYRS radio! You can listen to the interview at KYRS.org or right here on my website. Donate to the KYRS pledge drive here to get a signed copy of Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker. I mentioned LOTS …

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Montrose Park Reading from Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker

Montrose Park Reading from Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker

Hello, everyone! I’m excited to share another reading from Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker, my new historical mystery available everywhere books are sold in whatever format you prefer! In this reading, we’re transported to Manito Park in 1901—only at that time it was called Montrose Park. You can learn more about the history of the park …

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Second KREM 2 News Interview!

Second KREM 2 News Interview!

I had the honor of being interviewed a second time by KREM about Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker, this time down by the clock tower that inspired the book! You can watch the interview here, and be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel while you’re there! I was so excited to meet Nicole Hernandez downtown …

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Wearing Historical Clothing

Wearing Historical Clothing

As an historical mystery author, when it came to picking my “author outfit” I knew immediately I wanted to dress like my characters. Not only is this beneficial for research—is a corset really uncomfortable?—but it gives me the confidence I need as an introvert to go out there and talk about my books. 😉 For …

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Interview on KREM 2 News!

Interview on KREM 2 News!

I was interviewed by KREM 2 News! View the interview here and follow me on YouTube! This is my debut historical mystery, Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker, the first in the Spokane Clock Tower Mysteries, set in Gilded Age Spokane. It’s 1901 and Archie Prescot has traveled across the country to Spokane, Washington to design the now …

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Historical Characters in Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker

Historical Characters in Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker

One of my favorite parts of writing historical fiction is getting the chance to set a story where my characters can have chance encounters with real people from history. In my book Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker, although I’ve invented all the primary characters, I’ve sprinkled the story with cameos from some of the most well-known, …

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How Much History is Too Much History?

How Much History is Too Much History?

What does a writer of historical fiction have in common with a writer of epic fantasy? How much history is too much history? It’s the same dilemma for both writers, oddly enough. For the epic fantasy writer (like my husband, Andrew Meredith), there’s always the question of spending too much time describing the world, and …

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Forgotten Females

Forgotten Females

Did you know: 100 years ago women’s right to vote came to fruition with the passing of the 19th Amendment! Of all years, this year in particular it seems especially important for women to use this right. Two years ago, in honor of Women’s History Month, I tweeted a series of posts about Forgotten Females …

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