Rita Ownby Holcomb Author

Bringing my ancestors to life.

The Homeplace 1850’s Working farm and living History Museum Immerse yourself in a history in this pre Civil War farm where interpreters in period dress go about their daily seasonal chores. You’ll find many authentic artifacts, structures, endangered breeds of livestock and even heirloom plants and field crops. We visited a few years ago and …

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First of all, know your subject and understand the era you are writing about. You ask, “How do I do that?” Of course the obvious answer is, Read, Read, Read. But reading is only a start, it doesn’t really give you enough of the sensory stimuli necessary to faithfully write historical fiction. So to really …

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Good news to know there is a sequel coming. “Innocence Lost” has something for every reader. It is bold in it’s portrayal of life in pre and post Civil War history. The author has managed to tackle vital moral issues that are still with us to this day. It is not a fluff romance novel. …

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Eli’s 3 oldest sons were fighting in the the civil war when his wife died from complications of childbirth. He was taken by enemy forces and his 11 yr old daughter was left to protect her younger siblings. Read this fascinating truth based story, in A Twist of Tobacco. https://ritaoholcombauthor.com/books-2/

I finished The trilogy last night! I’m amazed, and in awe of your work. I guess, more than anything else, I’m so thankful that you devoted a good portion of your life to bring the story of this family out for all to enjoy! Thank you so, for being who you are, and being so …

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