I majored in History after discarding my more ambitious plan of medicine, which is a story unto itself. Then I had a special needs child, slowing down my PhD progress. Then we moved to the Pacific Northwest. I left that PhD by the side of the road.

What do you do with a useless Bachelors in History and very little time on your hands?

I don’t know about you but I started writing book with a firm historical foundation. If there’s one thing a degree in history teaches you, it’s how to research with the best of them. I put all that skill to good use.

Each of my novels has a sources page if you wonder where I got the bits and bobs I include.


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    1. I have done nanowrimo thrice.I completed 50,000 words all three times. So this will be my fourth attempt as well. I am preparing to do it again. I am spending October planing an 80,000 word novel tentative called “Joe A(fter) D(eath)”. The title says everything. It is the story of what happens to Joe after he dies. In my preparation, I have already written 3184 words. So my goal will be 55,000 words. My nanowrimo moniker is LBardie and I have posted an excerpt from the novel.

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  1. It’s true. You woke up and found yourself in Uncle Bardie Country. Now that you have followed Uncle Bardie, you may find yourself at that fork in the road that you have to take. With Uncle Bardie for a guide, you can be comforted that you may stub your toe on a pun, find you can’t resist laughing at those things you never thought funny, and wake up to wonder what Uncle Bardie is up to. It’s okay. That itch can be scratched. Simply tune in to the next Post, It could very well be a doozy or not. Either way it will be coming from the whacky mind of Uncle Bardie. So thanks for following Uncle Bardie’s Stories & Such. It beats bananas any day. Unless…but that’s a whole ‘nother thang. And one last thing. Have a great day (or night, depending on your perspective).


  2. Hello, I participated successfully in 2014 Pantzing my way, pouring on to the pages with no plan. I both loved and hated it. I loved the freedom to hear characters tell me what would happen next, but hated the withdrawal i twitched for a month. It taught me to be free and how much more effective and authentic my writing can be. I am still working on it , but I believe in it even more.

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      1. Thank you I will have a look. I am on a second rewrite at the moment. I thought it was ready then my main character threw me a curve! It was so clear that i have to do it. I need to alter the last third of the manuscript to bring the new twist to fruition. I still believe in it though.

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