Questions to Ask

  1. What interested you in writing about the Separatists in Zoar, Ohio?
  2. Why were the Separatists persecuted in Germany for their religious beliefs?
  3. How did they change when they settled in Ohio?
  4. Why are people interested in their ancestry?
  5. What was medical care like in the 19th century?
  6. Why did you use a midwife as your main character?
  7. How was crime dealt with in early 19th century America?
  8. How much research do you do to write your mysteries?
  9. What’s the next book you are writing?