A Romantic Connection: Mimi Matthews’s “Return to Satterthwaite Court”

Lady Katherine “Kate” Beresford is a scandalous woman who has failed to find a husband during her first London season. She does what she can to get away from her unwanted admirer, Mr. Elias Catmull, a patronizing and unbearable young man. One evening as she is out with her friend, Christine, she is attacked by a dog that starts biting at the hem of her skirt. A young man with dark hair, tanned skin, and a handsome appearance attempts to stop the dog from nipping at ladies’ skirts. He gives the young woman a handkerchief after she has been bitten before he scoops up the little creature. Despite his helpful nature, he comes across as standoffish and rude.

By the Sea: Julie Klassen’s “The Sisters of Sea View”

When tragedy suddenly strikes the Summers family, they have no choice but adapt to the situation. They have lost a beloved husband and father. Now Mrs. Summers and her four daughters (Sarah, Emily, Viola, and Georgiana) face the cruel reality of penury. What are five genteel females to do? Help comes in the form of Miss Fran Stirling, a former lady’s maid who once served Mrs. Summers. She suggests that the Summers’s women let out the rooms of Sea View, the great house where they live in Sidmouth. The unwell Mrs. Summers and her daughter Viola initially balk at the idea, finding it to be beneath their dignity.

Alternate Endings: Marie Thérèse Remembers

In this post, we are going to explore the inspiration behind my short story, Marie Thérèse Remembers from the Alternate Endings anthology. This was an anthology that was created by eight authors and is presented by the Historical Writers Forum. This is my first foray into the world of publishing. It has been quite a journey! For the people that know me, …

Who Was Marie-Thérèse?

Greetings! In this post we are going to talk about my upcoming short story: “Marie-Thérèse Remembers.” We are also going to explore who Marie-Thérèse of France was. We know so much about her ill-fated parents, King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette. Marie-Thérèse experienced all manner of torments during the Reign of Terror and she was the only member of …

The Oxbow by Thomas Cole

How it All Started

You can say that I live with my one foot in the modern world and my other foot in the past. I still remember that day like it was yesterday. It was 2012 and I was attending a Catholic university. One of the requirements for graduation was to complete some service learning. The point was to dedicate your time and …

Elizabeth K Corbett


Greetings and welcome! My name is Elizabeth K. Corbett and this is my own personal corner of the internet. I am an author, historian, researcher, and scholar. I received my BA in English and my MA in English (with a concentration in Writing Theory). For seven years I worked at a university. So, I come from a highly academic background. …