About Writing, Women in History

The Power of the Written Word

First published on PaperLanternWriters.com in March 2020 Everyone knows that the written word is powerful. A wide variety of examples exist that prove it. As an author of historical fiction, I have found primary sources to be the most powerful written word in research. One of my most precious possessions is a journal begun by… Continue reading The Power of the Written Word

Women in History

100th Anniversary of Women Voting

Today more than ever we understand the importance of voting in the United States. A hundred years ago, however, women were voting for the first time across the country. Some states, including California, had already given women the vote. In 1920, though, women in every state across the nation would vote. My great great grandmother,… Continue reading 100th Anniversary of Women Voting

About Writing, Women in History

Learning Family Stories

Everyone has stories. As I get older, the stories of my youth become more and more interesting to my sons. They can't imagine a world without electronics, without cell phones, without CD players. To me, it's daily life. To them, it's a family story. The challenge for me is to tell them every wonderful (to… Continue reading Learning Family Stories