Well, the cat is out of the bag, and it has been since Amazon started peddling books. Yes, for many years, I wrote Regency romance novels under a couple of pen names. It’s true. Rebecca Baldwin and Caroline Brooks paid my rent through many lean times when writing literary fiction and newspaper work just didn’t cut it.
I’m not the first writer to spin potboilers under a nom de plume. They’re called potboilers because in the old days, they kept the pot of stew boiling on the hearth, with some food to put into it. And we wrote them under pen names because if we weren’t exactly ashamed of them, at least we didn’t want them confused with our more serious work. Read More …
Western Wanderings by Bonna Nelson
Giving Trappe a New Look by Michael Valliant
Tidewater Kitchen: Seafood Celebration by Pamela Meredith
October is National Fish and Seafood Month. While fish has always been popular in the South, it has become an even more important part of the diet as people turn to more healthful eating. Fish is an excellent source of protein, and most fish is relatively low in fat. It is recommended that you eat 2 ounces of fish per week to cut your risk of heart disease. Fish oils help thin the blood, preventing the clotting that causes strokes and heart attacks. Omega 3 fatty acids are the most valuable oils of all. Read More…
Tidewater Gardening: Eye-catching Fall Colors by K. Marc Teffeau
October is an active gardening month. The fall color on deciduous trees and shrubs can be complemented by adding mums and pansies to the landscape. Both are still available at garden centers. Besides mums and pansies, flowering cabbage and kale offer the consumer a plant that is both colorful and long-lasting in the landscape. While many flowering plants, including garden mums, lose their flowers and color after several touches of frost, flowering cabbage and kale will intensify in color. Read More…
Pee-Weck by Gary Crawford
Tidewater Times was established in 1952 as a specialized monthly magazine which would appeal to the tourist, the prospective land buyer, and others for whom the Eastern Shore has a special allure. It was created to be small enough to fit into a woman’s purse or a man’s coat pocket. Today it has blossomed as a vital symbol of our thriving community.
Our award-winning group of Feature Writers include Helen Chappell, Gary Crawford, Pamela Meredith, Roger Vaughan, Bonna Nelson, Michael Valliant, Tom Horton, Jim Dawson, and Marc Teffeau. Distribution covers an area including Dorchester, Talbot, Caroline, Queen Anne’s and Kent counties.
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