Harriet Tubman

I’ve known about Harriet Tubman for years, but did not realize she had a farm in Auburn, NY.  We hadn’t planned to stay in Auburn, but we did plan to take Route 20 across the state to visit the finger lakes region. An Inn in Auburn had an opening at a price we liked, so we booked a room there. Driving into town to our Inn, I saw the signs for the Harriet Tubman Home. […]

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Rochelle Melander author

Author Rochelle Melander

“Patience and persistence are vital qualities in the ultimate successful accomplishment of any worthwhile endeavor.” -Joseph Pilates My friend author Rochelle Melander offered to write this week’s blog. Thank you Rochelle! I think you’ll find her insights helpful and inspirational. I’ll be back next week with an article about another amazing woman. Clients often come to me because they’re stuck. They’ve racked up rejections from agents and editors. Or they’re struggling to find time to […]

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Suffrage Activist Susan B Anthony

Both future Suffrage Activist Susan B. Anthony and popular abolitionist Frederick Douglasss attended the 1848 Seneca Falls, NY convention. The event was the first convention dedicated to addressing women’s right. Douglass was the only African American in attendance. He had already established himself as a leader with the publication of his autobiography in 1845.  Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave is was a best seller in his lifetime and is still […]

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Getting Along, Then and Now

Thanks to LinkedIn, I met the Rev. Kathleen Panning who has a radio show called, “Aflame Ministry.” She interviewed me recently about getting along then and now, based on my historical novel, Mayflower Chronicles: The Tale of Two Cultures. It was a wonderful conversation and I’m happy to make our conversation  available to you. We discussed how the encounters between the Pilgrims and the native population 400 years ago have connections to today’s cross-cultural issues and […]

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Guest Blog: Elizabeth Splaine

I met Beth Splaine at a writer’s competition in Vermont in 2019. Though we competed for a grand prize, we both won because out of that event came a great friendship. She read the audio version of Mayflower Chronicles: The Tale of Two Chronicles. Next Tuesday she and I will be doing a book presentation/signing together at Storybook Cove in Hanover, MA.  Thanks, Beth for giving me a week off. Guest Blog by Elizabeth Splaine Several weeks ago, a […]

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