t. elizabeth renich

author of historical fiction

Researching Railroad Travel

| July 26, 2009

B&O Railroad Station Museum located in Ellicott City, Maryland I have created a character in my mind who needs to get from Salt Lake City to either St. Joseph, Missouri, or Omaha, Nebraska (I haven’t decided which yet), so that she can board an eastbound train and return to Boston.  I began digging in my own library of books and […]


| July 26, 2009

A couple of years ago, Barb and I treated ourselves to a “cultural experience” by going out to eat at the Capital Grille in Washington, DC, and then to see a performance of Phantom of the Opera at the Kennedy Center.  As I sat there, I couldn’t help but wonder if some famous person had […]

Monumental Landmarks

| July 25, 2009

Approximately three hours northbound on I-95 will get me to Philadelphia.  In a complete downpour, however, it takes a little longer.  The first Saturday in June, the day after the continuous rain, turned out to be a fantastic day and Beth and I took a field trip into this historic city. We visited the National Constitution […]

Mini-Signing in Minne-sota

| July 25, 2009

T. Elizabeth with LindaSue in Park Rapids, MN In mid-June, once the Redskins off-season program and Organized Team Activities (OTA’s) had concluded, all the players, coaches, and staff dispersed for summer vacations.  I was on a plane headed for Minnesota, where I spent 8 days with my mom, aunts, uncles, cousins, kids of cousins, and […]

May Days

| July 25, 2009

Capital Christian Writers held their May meeting in Fairfax at Truro Church.  The guest speaker was an author named Christy Barritt, who spoke on “Ten Common Mistakes of Fiction Writers.”  Christy’s novels are entitled Hazardous Duty and Suspicious Minds.  Some of the points in her talk were well taken, and I found myself chuckling along […]

April Antics

| July 20, 2009

I got to be a part of history when I donated more than dozen railroad spikes from the Centreville Confederate Railroad to the museum at Manassas National Battlefield.  Carol Drake Friedman had entrusted the spikes to me when she moved away from Virginia, and she didn’t want them to leave the state.  I tracked down Jim Burgess, […]