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One of the toughest things I had to do as a novelist is cut my manuscript. Here is a peek at my process.
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A Dark Ages story of martyrdom and madness.
By Kim Rendfeld Geilana wasn't crazy to order the death of the missionary who had told her husband to separate from her. The seventh century Thuringian duchess was following a common practice of dispatching enemies. W...
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Marie Curie faced significant obstacles to her education and scientific research.
In this installment of the history of atom theory, physics professor (and my dad) Dean Zollman introduces us to Pierre and Marie Curie. Marie had humble beginnings, and she and her husband often wo...
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Early medieval slaves led less than ideal lives, but they sometimes were better off than free peasants.
Let me get one thing out of the way: Slavery is evil. No one has the right to own another person and do whatever they want to them. But early medieval times present uncomfortable complexities to th...
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My thanks to Marina Julia Neary for a great interview with though-provoking questions about my novels and the history behind them.
I am pleased to welcome a fellow Fireship crew member, Kim Rendfeld, the author of a Carolingian series. She has already completed two novels in the series, The Cross and the Dragon and The Ashes of Heaven's Pillar. I underst...
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Think it tough to give up something for Lent? Just be glad you didn't live in the Dark Ages.
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The message of the story was clear to its early medieval audience: Harm one of God's servants and you will pay a high price.
By Kim Rendfeld Geilana wasn't crazy to order the death of the missionary who had told her husband to separate from her. The seventh century Thuringian duchess was following a common practice of dispatching enemies. W...
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Sophisticated poetry is a bright spot in the Dark Ages.
By Kim Rendfeld. A poem within a poem. And the author's only tools are stylus and wax tablet, pen and parchment. Early medieval intellect is overshadowed by the period's war, poverty, disease, superstition, and brutal justice. But it did exist even in an era commonly called the Dark Ages.
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A woman of humble origins, Marie Curie was determined to get an education and pursue scientific research.
In this installment of the history of atom theory, physics professor (and my dad) Dean Zollman introduces us to Pierre and Marie Curie. Marie had humble beginnings, and she and her husband often wo...
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One of the many examples of the harshness of life in early medieval times: Sometimes a slave in a noble house was better off than a free peasant.
Let me get one thing out of the way: Slavery is evil. No one has the right to own another person and do whatever they want to them. But early medieval times present uncomfortable complexities to th...
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At this time of year, early medieval Christians got one meal a day. No meat. No eggs. No dairy.
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The Ethiopian Orthodox Christian still fast in this way. Makes diplomatic events difficult throughout lent! 
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How does a sheltered young woman raised with strict Christian values cope when her home is destroyed and her parents abducted? A guest post by author Sheila Dalton.
Today, I am pleased to welcome Sheila Dalton to Outtakes as she discusses the inspiration for her latest release, Stolen. By Sheila Dalton The 17th century was a tumultuous age. The colonization of...
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