Kristin L. Walters

About me

I write historical fiction, between changing diapers and reading Little Critter books on repeat.

From my website

The Things We Do For Historical Fiction: Making Violet Water, Part 1

I’m fond of violet-scented things, so in my manuscript set in the Civil War, I used violet water as my main character’s signature scent. I wanted to make some violet water myself, so that I’d be able to properly describe it, and did all the requisite googling. But then I…

A Week in the 17th Century (Two Book Reviews)

In the last week, I’ve read two novels set in the 17th century, and I’ve come to the conclusion that if I had access to Dr. Who’s police box, I would steer well clear of the 1600s. Both books I read were of the grittier sort, which is my favorite…

A Stolen Voice

My niece challenged me last night to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. That kind of spectacle is not really my thing, but words are. So I’ll tell you why I’m glad dumping buckets of water on people has become a trend and brought awareness to this terrible disease. * ALS…

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