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Dear Reader,

I sit here at my desk in my apartment typing away on my computer, as I have done every day for the past five years. I didn’t start pursuing my interest in writing until a year after I retired for the eight-to-five office working world. I spent several years writing and taking workshops through Romance Writers of America and Savvy Authors to improve my writing. I am now self-published on Amazon. And I still take writing workshops to continually learn and to improve my skill.

Since learning how to publish on Amazon through Kindle Direct Publishing, the thought of turning the control of my “babies” over to other people when I can retain the control no longer interests me. Who knew I’d become such a control freak?

There was a learning curve involved, both with publishing on Amazon and with doing my own website. There have been times when I thought that if I’d known how exhausting learning how to do these things was I never would have embarked on this journey. 

But now I’m glad I pursued learning how to self publish and how to create my own website. I have stories in me that demand to be told. And I continue to learn. 

I’m 70 years old. Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? 

Visit my Author Page on Amazon here

Photo: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Catalog. The title is “Young Woman Typing,” and the date it was created/published was 1906. The creator was Underwood & Underwood. Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

News

April 13, 2021

New Release!

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Love Speaks Softly to the Heart

Love Speaks Softly to the Heart is now available on Amazon in paperback as well as in Kindle/eBook format.

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Interview

April 2, 2021

Alma Gluck posed for cameramen with reporters on ship
Alma Gluck posed for cameramen with reporters on ship. https://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/cph.3b31487/. Digital ID: (b&w film copy neg.) cph 3b31487 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b31487. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-84941 (b&w film copy neg.). Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by author Theresa Van Meter for her website. She is a skilled interviewer and a wonderful writer. I enjoyed the experience very much.

Find the Interview here.

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Love Speaks Softly to the Heart, a collection of four short stories about eight pople who find love when they least expect it. It is available on Amazon now.

Are you an author who writes historical fiction? Are you looking for research resources? Visit the Resources for Writers page and read Resources for Historical Research. Also visit my blog for an overview of Researching with the Library of Congress.

Featured Books

Stories of Hope is a collection of six stories of tenacity, survival and hope set in the late 1800s and early 1900s in America.

Left Holding the Bag

A chance encounter changes Lucy Mae Logan’s life for what appears to be the worst.

Nobody’s Child

Orphan Sally Parker’s hard scrabble life on the streets of New York City is about to change in a most unexpected way.

Phoebe

A bully gets a wake-up call in a surprising twist

The Middle of Nowhere

An item in a newspaper and a broken leg change the lives of a spinster school teacher, a widowed rancher with a young daughter and a widowed doctor who thought her life was over.

The Fire

Out of the horror of the Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire, seamstress Aurora Lanza must reclaim her life.

Surviving the Storm

A blinding snow storm forces a man to face his past and his future when he responds to a cry for help.

Available now on Amazon

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