"Before the Fire," which appeared in Helix Magazine's Spring, 2017 edition, imagines a meeting between Prince Konstantin and Princess Pilar of Bavaria.  


In "Ain't No Place for Beauty," published in the January 2019 issue of Pen in Hand,  Quinn struggles with his most recent arrest.


In "A Promising Officer," published in Foliate Oak in October, 2018, Lt. Colonel Robert Graypool faces an unimaginable loss.

(An electronic copy of this story is no longer available.)

Tamar's short story "Ninety Steps" follows two Russian servants into the attic of the Winter Palace as they retrieve milk for Tsar Nicholas I's breakfast table. This story was published the January, 2022 edition of Pen In Hand. Read it here:


Tamar's newest article, about why she writes historical fiction, can be found at Helena Schrader's blog, here:


Other short stories

Short stories on U.S. Marshal L.S. Quinn

In "Fallen Stars," published in the November, 2019 edition of Frontier Tales, Quinn and his closest colleagues hunt for an unusual criminal. 


"Lone Marshal" was published by Evening Street Review in July 2019. Quinn hunts for his fiancée across the open space of the Wild West. 


"Tea Time in Salem," published in Every Day Fiction in July, 2019, follows two women of Salem, Massachusetts during the Witch Trials. 


In "Rumors of War," published by The Copperfield Review in May, 2017, Konstantin struggles to reassure his father in April, 1914, when war is on the horizon.   


Tamar's article on writing, and specifically on how to choose a cover for your books, appears here:


In "The Lonely Spirit," published by The Magazine of History and Fiction in January 2020, Quinn searches for the criminal that attacked his father and killed the Governor of Arkansas.

(An electronic copy of this story is no longer available).

In "Dark Night, Bright Sky," published in The Sandy River Review in March, 2018, Father Cillian O'Leary struggles with a crisis of faith.


Short stories about the Romanovs: