Other titles include "Mary Todd Lincoln - A Biography," "Jamie's Toy Car," "What Happened When the Centipede Gave the Puppet Show," "Old Stone Wall," and "The Hedgehog and the Zebra." None of them best-selling material, I assure you.
My love of history was ignited during my honeymoon. I'd taken some history courses in college as electives, but the professors were more interested in the memorization of dates, names, and places, so I thought the subject dry and boring. We married in Maryland, then set off for a whirlwind tour of Philadelphia, Lancaster, Gettysburg, Harper's Ferry, and Manassas where we met reenactors and museum docents who were passionate about presenting the stories of history. I "met" people such as John and Abigail Adams and Benjamin Franklin and saw the world through their eyes.
When we settled in the Northern Virginia area, I immersed myself in the Civil War and post-Civil War era visiting museums and historic sites on a regular basis, dragging my long-suffering husband along for the ride. There are intriguing tales about famous folks, but I loved learning the little-known stories of "everyday people."
For several years, I did freelance work for several travel and lifestyle magazines, mostly writing pieces about historical places and people in New Hampshire, but I eventually realized my first love was fiction - historical fiction, of course, so I set out to write the "Great American Novel." My first manuscript was terrible, but I received excellent feedback from the acquisitions editor at the company where I'd submitted the manuscript, so I was able to take steps to improve. Five years later, Love's Harvest, a retelling of the biblical story of Ruth set during WWII was published as part of a collection of stories.
I'm currently working on a series that will be published in the late summer and early fall about four siblings whose lives are turned upside down by the death of their father and the discovery that he left them deep in debt, forcing them to make decisions that go against everything they believe.
Gold Rush Bride Tegan:
Elijah Hunter has prospected for gold all over the US and Canada and likes being on the move. The last thing he expects to find on his latest search is a lady miner who proves to be nothing but trouble. Can he convince her that leaving is for her own good before it’s too late...for both of them?
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