Books, History Class, Uncategorized, World War 2, Writing Inspiration

Feeling Grateful For a Full Fridge: On Rationing and the Black Market in WWII Britain

For today's post, I'm pleased to direct you over to author Gail Kittleson's site, where she was kind enough to feature me as a guest blogger! Stop over to check out my article on rationing and the black market in WWII Britain- times that make me thankful for my full pantry and the well-stocked grocery… Continue reading Feeling Grateful For a Full Fridge: On Rationing and the Black Market in WWII Britain

Books, Publishing, Uncategorized, Writer's Life, Writing, Writing Inspiration, Writing Tips

Publishing Paths: Interviewing Author Betty Thomason Owens (Plus a Book Giveaway!)

Welcome back, readers and writers! Over the life of this blog I've had the opportunity to interview several different authors to talk about their individual paths to publication- authors like Jonathon Mast, A.M. Heath, Jean Lee, Vanessa Rasanen, Dan Alatorre, and Lydia Eberhardt. Today, I'm pleased to introduce author Betty Thomason Owens! Betty has published… Continue reading Publishing Paths: Interviewing Author Betty Thomason Owens (Plus a Book Giveaway!)

History Class, Publishing, Uncategorized, World War 2, Writing Inspiration

Guest Post by Joy Neal Kidney: An Iowa Waitress Became and Officer’s Wife- In Texas

Today, I'm happy to welcome author Joy Neal Kidney! She not only runs a fascinating blog, but she is soon to publish a book telling the story of her family's involvement in World War II, largely told through letters. (Sounds right up the alley of some of this blog's readers, doesn't it? 🙂 )  Today,… Continue reading Guest Post by Joy Neal Kidney: An Iowa Waitress Became and Officer’s Wife- In Texas

Books, Uncategorized, World War 2, Writer's Life, Writing

*NEW RELEASE SPECIAL* Review of INDIE Ebook Whom Shall I Fear? by Anne Clare #Brainfluffbookreview #WhomShallIFearbookreview — Brainfluff

Author S.J. Higbee was kind enough to review my novel on her site today! As she knows both WWII history and had a family connection to the Italian campaign, I was excited (and a little nervous) to see what she thought of it... I know Anne Clare as a book blogger and when – belatedly… Continue reading *NEW RELEASE SPECIAL* Review of INDIE Ebook Whom Shall I Fear? by Anne Clare #Brainfluffbookreview #WhomShallIFearbookreview — Brainfluff

Family History, Photos, Uncategorized, World War 2, Writer's Life

A Little Family History (and the Danger of Wearing Too Many Hats)

Recent family visits didn't only give us an excuse to escape to the mountains for a bit- it also allowed me to get a peek at some family history. Part of my interest in the Second World War stemmed from knowing that my Grandpa served. Like many of his generation, he never talked about the… Continue reading A Little Family History (and the Danger of Wearing Too Many Hats)

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A.M. Heath’s Book Review: Whom Shall I Fear by Anne Clare

 

Author Anita Heath- who visited this site a couple of months ago to share her own publishing experiences– was kind enough to review my book recently! If you’re interested in checking out what she has to say, see below. 🙂

Christian Author: A.M. Heath

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All that Sergeant James Milburn wants is to heal. Sent to finish his convalescence in a lonely village in the north of England, the friends he’s lost haunt his dreams. If he can only be declared fit for active service again, perhaps he can rejoin his surviving mates in the fight across Sicily and either protect them or die alongside them. 
All that Evie Worther wants is purpose. War has reduced her family to an elderly matriarch and Charles, her controlling cousin, both determined to keep her safely tucked away in their family home. If she can somehow balance her sense of obligation to family with her desperate need to be of use, perhaps she can discover how she fits into her tumultuous world. 
All that Charles Heatherington wants is his due. Since his brother’s death, he is positioned to be the family’s heir with only one step left…

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Photos, Travel, Uncategorized, Writer's Life

Exploring Hurricane Ridge

Local wisdom says that residents of the Pacific Northwest should expect gray, rainy weather up through the fourth of July- then summer sunshine will officially begin. This year hasn't worked that way. Summer visited a couple of months early when I was expecting drizzle, and then (maybe embarrassed by the mistake) it hid itself away… Continue reading Exploring Hurricane Ridge