Getting away

This weekend I am heading to Gloucester, Massachusetts.  This is a great place for a weekend getaway.  Since I am a history nerd here are some facts about the town.   It was founded in 1623, which means that it was the first settlement in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.  Gloucester is known for fishing.   Not only was it an important shipbuilding center it boasts that the first schooner was constructed there in 1713.  Also Gorton’s (the fish stick people) started in this city in 1849, under the name of John Pew & Sons.  In 1957 it changed its name to Gorton’s of Gloucester.

Last night I was watching a show about the states on the History Channel and during the segment on Massachusetts they discussed Gloucester and its importance to the history of the Commonwealth.  I am looking forward to my long weekend away from the hustle and bustle of Boston.  And throw in some history…well I’ll be as happy as a clam.

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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