Edward and Elizabeth Winslow – Mayflower Survivors

Edward and Elizabeth Winslow, two of the eighteen couples aboard the 1620 Mayflower voyage, most likely met in Leiden, in the Netherlands. A few hundred English Separatists lived in exile there before a small group of them crossed the Atlantic to establish a new English colony. They grew up in a tumultuous time in England’s history and left England for Holland as young adults. They married in Leiden in 1618. Elizabeth, acting on her own […]

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Team A.N.G.E.L. Series by C.J. Peterson

Kathy, thank you for allowing me to take over your blog for the week, and thank you for taking the time to read a little about my work in three sections: Team A.N.G.E.L. Series; ‘Tis The Season, A Holiday Anthology: 2020 Season; and Cruising (Adventures of Chief and Sarge Book 1). Team A.N.G.E.L. Series: Strength From Within; 5 Grace Restored Books; 3 Holy Flame Trilogy Books); 4 Divine Legacy Books My books are Christian/Fiction, but, […]

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Christmas Carol – Then and Now

It’s hard to imagine a Christmas season without Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol making an appearance. Though I’ve watched and listened to numerous versions of his novella, Christmas Carol lingers on my ‘books to read’ list. Dickens opened his smash hit novella with this: I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to rise the Ghost of an idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or […]

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Happy Thanksgiving Then and Now

This audio clip from “Houston Matters” producer Michael Hagerty covers some elements of the story of the first Thanksgiving we often miss – including one that might sound all too familiar to us these days. Adding Some Historical Context To The Story Of The First Thanksgiving November 3, 2020 Houston Matters Houston writer Kathy Haueisen, a direct descendant of pilgrims, discusses her book, Mayflower Chronicles – The Tale of Two Cultures. While most of us learned some […]

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Behind the Scenes: Virtual Book Launch!

If a behind-the-scenes tour of pulling together a 2020 style virtual book launch does not interest you, close today’s blog and enjoy few extra minutes in your day. Our virtual Book Birth Bash Party Friday, October 16 was held in the house-turned office-studio of Bayou City Press publishing company, which is owned and operated by Julie Gianelloni Connor. Read her summary of the event here. The official publication date was October 12, 2020 – aka […]

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