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Betty Bolte
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Attended UAHuntsville
Lived in Eldersburg, Maryland
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Westward expansion of America happened through the courage and dauntless efforts of many pioneers. Among them was Virginia Reed, who at age 12 years survived one of the most dangerous and horrific winters. She was a member of the ill-fated Donner Party.…
Westward expansion of America happened through the courage and dauntless efforts of many pioneers. Among them was Virginia Reed, who at age 12 years survived one of the most dangerous and horrific …
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To create a fictional place that won’t be mistaken for an existing one, I like to combine various aspects of two or more places into one with some imagination magic dust thrown in for luck. So after visiting Greer House (see last week’s blog if you missed…
To create a fictional place that won’t be mistaken for an existing one, I like to combine various aspects of two or more places into one with some imagination magic dust thrown in for luck. So afte…
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One thing I love to do is to dance. So for a story I’m working on, I needed to understand about balls and the dances people enjoyed in the 18th century. So when hubby and I went to Williamsburg last year, one of the opportunities that excited me was a…
One thing I love to do is to dance. So for a story I’m working on, I needed to understand about balls and the dances people enjoyed in the 18th century. So when hubby and I went to Williamsburg las…
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Last week I shared about the pulpit in St. Michael’s Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Today, I’d like to share the description of the chancel and nave in the church, and then let you see it through Emily’s eyes, as I wrote it in Emily’s Vow. Like I…
Last week I shared about the pulpit in St. Michael’s Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Today, I’d like to share the description of the chancel and nave in the church, and then let you see it th…
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I was talking with a friend about my love of word play, including checking on the etymology of words in my stories to make sure they are not anachronisms for my characters. See, when writing in close point of view, either first or third person, the…
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She needed to flee but to where? That question had me searching the historic records for a place for Evelyn, along with Nathaniel, to move at the end of Evelyn’s Promise. Somewhere on the new frontier, now that the American Revolution had ended. Somewhere…
She needed to flee but to where? That question had me searching the historic records for a place for Evelyn, along with Nathaniel, to move at the end of Evelyn’s Promise. Somewhere on the new front…
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When America’s Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, the city of Philadelphia rejoiced by shooting guns into the air, parading through the streets, and many toasts with ale and whiskey, as well as celebratory…
When America’s Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, the city of Philadelphia rejoiced by shooting guns into the air, parading through the streets, and many …
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If you know me, you also know how much I love to visit historic places. Doubly so for researching my stories. This applies for both my historicals and my paranormals. Where would I go to research a contemporary ghost story, you might ask? For my two…
If you know me, you also know how much I love to visit historic places. Doubly so for researching my stories. This applies for both my historicals and my paranormals. Where would I go to research a…
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One of my favorite stories from Hometown Heroines: True Stories of Bravery, Daring, and Adventure, is that of eleven-year-old Grace Bedell. Her story remained a secret for many years, but once it came to light her fame has spread. What did she do? She…
One of my favorite stories from Hometown Heroines: True Stories of Bravery, Daring, and Adventure, is that of eleven-year-old Grace Bedell. Her story remained a secret for many years, but once it c…
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In Emily’s Vow, there are a couple of scenes that take place within the walls of St. Michael’s Church in Charleston, South Carolina. I’ve traversed the streets of Charleston, following the wonderful walking tour of the historic buildings from the 18th…
In Emily’s Vow, there are a couple of scenes that take place within the walls of St. Michael’s Church in Charleston, South Carolina. I’ve traversed the streets of Charleston, following the wonderfu…
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Often it’s the smallest details that take the most time to research. Evelyn has an infant son whom she is breastfeeding. But my question was, how did she dress in order to do so? I mean, women wore a chemise and stays or a bodice of some sort. There were…
Often it’s the smallest details that take the most time to research. Evelyn has an infant son whom she is breastfeeding. But my question was, how did she dress in order to do so? I mean, women wore…
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The where of a story anchors the characters as well as the readers regarding the place and time of the tale. In order to write my A More Perfect Union series, I needed to create a visual of the city of Charles Town, South Carolina, during the American…
The where of a story anchors the characters as well as the readers regarding the place and time of the tale. In order to write my A More Perfect Union series, I needed to create a visual of the cit…
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  • Author of romantic and/or historical fiction
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Eldersburg, Maryland - Sterling, Virginia - Arcadia, Indiana - Halethorpe, Maryland - Canton, Georgia - Taft, Tennessee - Indianapolis, Indiana - Ellicott City, Maryland
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Author of historical and supernatural romantic fiction.
Introduction

Writing is my first love, next to my husband and children. The element of the unexplained in our lives influences my romantic stories, whether set in the present or the past. Learn more about me at my website: www.bettybolte.com.

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Breast cancer survivor (since 1996)
Education
  • UAHuntsville
    2012
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