Memorial Day Memories: Dennis Earl Brown

Memorial Day Memories{A Blog Link-up}

Jesseca Wheaton challenged me (and all her followers, actually) to write a blog post about one of our fallen heroes. This blog linkup, Memorial Day Memories, is a great way to commemorate an unknown man or woman who died fighting to protect his or her country.

I decided to focus on PFC Dennis Earl Brown of the United States Marine Corps.

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Absolutely True and Extremely Redundant Facts About the Underground Railroad


When you read that title, you probably rolled your eyes a little. “Oh, no, now she’s doing boring ol’ history posts. Reveries is going to the dogs. Time to unsubscribe …”

Well, stop right there. No unsubscribing is allowed. First, you’re going to enjoy this post. Second, if ‘first’ proves untrue, you should know that I probably won’t be making a lot of posts like this because I never research … so ….

Okay, I’m kidding. I do research sometimes. Just … less than I should.

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The Most Terrifying Moment in My Author Career


The Lady of the Vineyard

As some of you may know, I’ve been considering writing a book set during the 193os, The Lady of the Vineyard. I’m just in the planning stage now and it might not be some time before I begin actually writing, hence years before it’s published.

Anywho, I had quite the scare this week ….

Once upon a time, a girl named Kellyn Roth was talking with her best friend, Bay, about her book, The Lady of the Vineyard. As she talked, a slow realization came upon her.




For those of you who don’t know, there was one a short-lived out-lawing of all alcohol called the Prohibition.

After Bay had gone home, Kellyn considered changing the time period. But she was extremely attached to the idea of writing this book during the 1930s. And didn’t want to change it.

As you may have guessed, Kellyn was in a panic at this point. Until she remembered one tiny little detail.


The Eighteenth Amendment.


Amendment. That means that it was probably only in the United States.

Oh, come on! Stop laughing! We all have blonde moments! 😉

Anyway, a quick Google search confirmed my suspicions. Alcohol was never officially outlawed in England or France. Where my story will be taking place.

The moral of this tale: Don’t panic until you’re sure there’s something to panic about.

Have any of you had misconceptions like that in your novels?

~Kellyn Roth