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Sales Doing Well

The new book, Path of Progress, One Man’s Fight for Women’s Rights, can be purchased through Amazon in paperback, hardcover, or Kindle, and is selling well. It is also now available in hardcover or paperback through Ingramspark at independent book stores. If you read it and like it, how about posting a review on either …

Sneak preview for Path of Progress

February 15, 2019–release date for Path of Progress almost here, so how about a sample read with the beginning of the first chapter? The coming of equal suffrage of equal rights and duties irrespective of sex may be promoted or retarded but it cannot be stopped. As well try to thrust the dawning day back …

Cover Reveal for Path of Progress–November 24, 2018

Yay! The beautiful cover for the new book, Path of Progress, has been revealed for all to see. The actual book is on track to be released February 15, 2019. I’m counting the days! This has been an interesting adventure involving lots of research, learning more about my ancestors, multiple changes and edits to the …

A NEW BOOK!

Exciting things are happening! I’ve been working away on a new book. This one with the same protagonist (Great Grandfather Stevenson) in later years in Iowa (1890s–early 1900s) when he championed woman suffrage. My son and I traveled to Shenandoah and Waterloo, Iowa, in April of 2017 to check out the communities where the Reverend …

Moving on

Here we are at the close of 2017–a year of adjustment without my husband who took his last breath on December 28, 2016. I have done a lot of traveling to visit family members and meet three little great grandchildren newly born. Determined to get back in the writing groove, I explored the state of …

Changes and Forging Ahead

Yes, there have been many changes indeed since my last post. We no longer live in Mariposa, California, on our property with a view but are now Washingtonians. This is actually a homecoming as my husband was raised in this beautiful state and I lived here for a couple of years before meeting him, marrying, and …

Writing Away

I am busy writing the “sequel” to Charcoal and Chalk though readers shouldn’t expect it to be a continuation of the lives of the freed slaves taught by John Ogilvie. Unfortunately, family documents shed no further light on his Texas students. The new book picks up in John’s life during the late 1890s and into …

A Disappointment, But We Carry On!

Alas, the book signing in Galveston was not to be due to a family medical emergency. I have promised the great folks at the Galveston Bookshop and the Rosenberg Library it will still happen. No date set yet. In the meantime, I have discovered a great outlet–book clubs. Because of the significant topic of Charcoal …

Keeping At It

Every writer has an excuse for not writing–some of those delays tumble onto the next like dominos until it is evident the would-be writer is not a writer at all–simply a wannabe. After years of a strict writing schedule, then taking a breather between newspaper work and the completion of a book, I almost fell …

Summer Trips

Okay, I’ve been gone so the blog has been ignored. Where have I been? Washington State–west and east–two different trips. The first trek was to Redmond where we visited various family members–a highlight being the high school graduation of our granddaughter. She now has her first paying job to help finance a college education at …