Author Archives: Bronwen Chisholm

Crafting a Cover

Crafting a Cover

A few months ago, I listed my projects for the next two years. As normally occurs, a wrench was thrown in the works and I spent the next month in a haze, unable to think clearly, let alone write. But that has passed, time moves on, and I am approaching my first deadline (rather adjusted… more goodness …

Parenting and Jane Austen

Parenting and Jane Austen

My son has left home. He is twenty and has been away at a military institute for the last two years where he earned an associate’s degree. After much debate, he decided not to go into the Coast Guard as he originally planned and will be chasing his dream of becoming a screen writer/director instead.… more goodness …

Plans and Resolutions

Plans and Resolutions

It is January and that means New Year’s Resolutions are being tested and plans for the year are being created and/or put in play. Much of my 2018 was spent writing, travelling, researching, and planning, so what does that mean for 2019? Well, there are 5 stories that I have been kicking around for a… more goodness …

A St. Stephen’s Day Outing

A St. Stephen’s Day Outing

So much has been said about preparing for Christmas and traditions, I decided that I would look a bit past Christmas to December 26, St. Stephen’s Day or Boxing Day. Named for the first Christian martyr, St. Stephen’s Day was celebrated by giving to charity. The gentry would give their servants Christmas boxes (thus the… more goodness …

A Belated Halloween Story

A Belated Halloween Story

I must beg everyone’s forgiveness. In the last three months I have felt as though I was being drawn and quartered. Commitments to organizations and family upheavals were creating increased difficulties for me to concentrate and put myself fully into my writing. This all came to a head in the last three weeks when I… more goodness …

An Accomplished Woman

An Accomplished Woman

“No one can be really esteemed accomplished who does not greatly surpass what is usually met with. A woman must have a thorough knowledge of music, singing, drawing, dancing, and the modern languages, to deserve the word; and besides all this, she must possess a certain something in her air and manner of walking, the… more goodness …

What’s In a Name?

What’s In a Name?

I have always been fascinated with names. Growing up in a mostly Pennsylvania Dutch area with a name like Bronwen Chisholm, it only makes sense. But somewhere along the way, I developed an obsession with the meanings of names. I was so excited when I got pregnant with my first child because I had a… more goodness …

More Travel Advice

More Travel Advice

First I must say that since my last post regarding Gretna Green, the site has been creeping into more and more of the story ideas that randomly run through my head. Perhaps this post will finally be able to dislodge it. As I wait patiently for my travel companion to share her photos so I… more goodness …