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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

June 28, 2021

Today, there is a new page on my website. It’s a Gallery of images I have created in GNU Imange Manipuplation Program. Today’s six items are all book covers. It’s the next to the last item in the menu right before Contact.

Bee Visiting a yellow flower

May 14, 2021

New item in A Glimpse of Hawaii: the Gracious Alexander Young Hotel in Honolulu, the way it was and what’s on that site now.

Bee Visiting a yellow flower

May 12, 2021

See the historic James Campbell Building in Honolulu in 1919 and in 2021 in A Glimpse of Hawaii.

Bee Visiting a yellow flower

May 10, 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 Elizabeth N. Harris. Read the interview here.

Bee Visiting a yellow flower

May 1, 2021

May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii! Happy Lei Day!

Lei Day in Hawaii, courtesy Hawaii State Archives Photograph Collection, Call Number – PP-48-7-058
Bee Visiting a yellow flower

April 30, 2021

Lew G. Henderson; Vincent Genoves; E.K. Miller; and Duke P. Kahanamoku

Find out where Duke Kahanamoku (seated) is and what he’s doing there in A Glimpse of Hawaii.

Jeannette Rankin

This is Jeannette Rankin. Find out who she is and how she led the way for other women in the Blog.

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April 21, 2021

Visit the new page on this website – A Glimpse of Hawaii. Click HERE or on the title in the menu at the top of the screen.

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Interview

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

April 2, 2021

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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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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