A Vintage Swing Dance Ghost Story for Halloween

 Posted by on Oct 25, 2017 at 2:21 PM
Oct 252017
 
A Vintage Swing Dance Ghost Story for Halloween

Dressing the Part: A Vintage Swing Dance Ghost Story Ghost Story Fiction by Tam Francis from Ghostoria: Vintage Romantic Tales of Fright  Ghost Story PART ONE Lizzy closed her eyes and tried to find her partner’s rhythm, that technique often helped when dancing with a stranger. She didn’t know what possessed her to sign up for […more…]

Aug 292017
 
Vintage Sewing Pattern & 1950s 1960s Montage Dance Choreography

Vintage Sewing Pattern Plus Montage Dance & More For many years my family and I have participated in Vaudeville at the Baker,  an old-fashioned variety show. This year’s theme was Rat Pack Vegas a la 1950s style. We were involved in three acts as well as my hubby playing Frank Sinatra and myself as a cigar/cigarette girl. […more…]

The Flapper Affair Fun Facts

 Posted by on Jul 15, 2017 at 8:09 AM
Jul 152017
 
The Flapper Affair Fun Facts

The Flapper Affair ebook launches today In honor of the big launch of The Flapper Affair ebook, I wanted to share my first 5 Star review and some fun historical facts from my research while writing the novel. Add this to your summer reading list, today! (Yup, I’d love for you to download it or […more…]

Jul 032017
 
History's Top 10 Secret Gin Cocktails of the 1920s Speakeasy

What 1920s Gin Cocktails Should I Chose? In celebration of my book signing for The Flapper Affair: A Time-travel, Murder-mystery, Paranormal Ghost Romance, I need to find a few gin cocktails of the prohibition era for my patrons. I scoured the internet looking for gin cocktails from the era. Even though there are swell drinks […more…]

Hot Summer Swing Heatwave: Moments in Dance

 Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 at 1:17 PM
Jun 262017
 
Hot Summer Swing Heatwave: Moments in Dance

As I work on my new collection of short stories: Swing Shorts (look for release in late 2017 or early 2018), I came across this short story I’d written. Since temperature across the country are hitting the 100s and higher, I thought this the perfect start of summer blog posts. I’ve used Phoenix as my […more…]

May 082017
 
Tiki Party Fun with New Cocktail Recipe Book: The Mai Tai Manifesto

First, I’ve had the extreme good fortune to be allowed a sneak peek at the new Mai Tai Manifesto recipe book from Tiki Torches band members J. Edward Preisman (writer) and R. Hamilton (illustrator). Second, I had recently seen and heard them play at my first Texas Tiki Round-up and was instantly smitten with their […more…]

Threadbare: The Traveling Show: Vintage Book Review

 Posted by on Mar 21, 2017 at 8:43 PM
Mar 212017
 
Threadbare: The Traveling Show: Vintage Book Review

Threadbare: The Traveling Show by Tam Francis The Synopsis Threadbare: The Traveling Show (CreateSpace, 2016) by Alexandra DeMers is an alternative history young adult romance set in post-World War II. The New American Republic controls a large swath of the United States, but a resistance team of subversive patriots  work to overthrow the iron-fisted regime. Our […more…]

Hot Rods and Hatters Car Show and Me

 Posted by on Feb 10, 2017 at 8:28 PM
Feb 102017
 
Hot Rods and Hatters Car Show and Me

Shumard Oak, Maple, and Pecan trees stood naked against the southern winter backdrop. In contrast, the eternally green Live Oaks looked as if they were wearing party dresses to a wake. The sky hung heavy in shades of fresh erased chalkboard, threatening rain. But for the moment, only a northern wind sent a chill through […more…]