I've always wanted to write a mid-grade historical fiction novel, and now that I have Internet access research should be a bit easier.
I'd like to do something that takes place in Maryland in the early 18th century - when the once-Catholic colony was placed under the same harsh anti-Catholic laws that were active in Britain.
I'm particularly interested in the plight of children of Catholic widows -- they could be taken from their mothers and placed into good Protestant homes to ensure a Godly upbringing......
I'm just now starting the research stage. I used to live in MD and still have family in the area, so at least I can combine archive trips with family vacations! =)