Michelle Isenhoff

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Blood Moon: Early Photography

This is the third post in a four-part series about writing and researching my upcoming young adult historical fiction novel, Blood Moon, the second book in my Ella Wood trilogy. (Part 1: Women’s Education; Part 2: African American Soldiers.) Photography plays an important role in Blood Moon. By the start of the Civil War, photographs had become […]

Blood Moon: African American Soldiers

This is the second post in a four-part series about writing and researching my upcoming young adult historical fiction novel, Blood Moon, book two in my Ella Wood trilogy. (Part 1: Women’s Education.) I’m certainly getting an education in the events of the Civil War. In particular, the events that took place in and around […]

Taylor Davis Serial Adventures

Yes, after announcing yesterday that I’ll be posting less frequently, I’m back already with big news to share! Taylor Davis is releasing as individual episodes!            My Taylor Davis series has been something of an enigma. When I poll kids familiar with my work, it’s almost unfailingly cited as their favorite of all my […]

Ella Wood: Charleston, Here We Come!

This is the first in a three-part series about writing and researching my upcoming young adult historical fiction novel, Ella Wood. Part of the fun of writing historical fiction is research, and this time I was able to combine it with pleasure. My husband agreed to celebrate our 18th anniversary in Charleston, South Carolina, the […]

Second Baptist Church of Detroit

Second Baptist Church of Detroit is a historic and still-functioning church that is featured in my middle grade historical fiction novel, The Candle Star. Organized in 1836, a year before Michigan became a state, it is the oldest Black congregation in the state. Shortly after it’s founding, the members became active in the Underground Railroad, […]

Our Choose-Your-Own Story

What began as a winter homeschool project has turned into a published book! This interactive choose-your-own story is the creation of my sons. (I wrote “ghost wrote” the final copy for them, only I put my name on it, too.) It’s now available in paperback and Kindle (just 99 cents!) formats. So far, it’s been a hit. One […]

The Quill Pen and Indie ReCon

Thank you to whoever nominated The Quill Pen to the first ever Indie ReCon Best Indie Novel Award. The book is up on the Indie ReCon contest website as we speak, awaiting votes. The winner receives a custom ebook cover design and a custom ebook format. Voting began this morning and lasts until Thursday at 7:00 pm. Feel […]

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