About Reading & Writing

Turning Family Stories into Novels

This is the first in a series. In 2014, I published Under the Almond Trees, a novel featuring three of my female ancestors making their mark in pioneer California. Released in 2020, my novel The Aloha Spirit was inspired by my husband’s grandmother. My work in progress follows a female ancestor born at Fort Snelling… Continue reading Turning Family Stories into Novels

About Reading & Writing

Five Reasons for Adults to Read All Year

Summer reading is a thing because students have always been encouraged by teachers to read during that long school vacation. Libraries and bookstores even have special programs to encourage  children to read all summer. Reading all summer should be a habit we all started when we were in school. Most adults, however, don’t have all… Continue reading Five Reasons for Adults to Read All Year