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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An Imperfect World

This week’s blog is a series of excerpts from an interview I did with Ben Tanzer, which he published as “An Imperfect World” in Coil Literary Magazine. The full article is 4500 words. This is a considerably condensed version. An Imperfect World: Ben Tanzer talks with Kathryn Brewster Haueisen about the Mayflower, pandemics, & giving voice to Native Americans in her new book. To speak with Kathy Haueisen is an education about the story of the Mayflower and […]

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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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The Mayflower Book Birthday Party

MAYFLOWER BOOK BIRTHDAY PARTY is on for Friday, October 16 at 6 p.m. Central. Join us via ZOOM Book Birthday Party for a party to celebrate the arrival of Mayflower Chronicles: The Tale of Two Cultures, arriving in bookstores and on-line sources Columbus Day/Indigenous Day – MONDAY – October 16 at 6 p.m. Central Time. The books are on their way to the warehouses to fill the pre-orders and ship for new ones. I got […]

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Mary Brewster, Matriarch of the Mayflower

The execution of Mary Queen of Scots played a role in the life of Mary Brewster. Allow me to introduce you to this remarkable, though less famous, Mary. I consider her the Matriarch of the Mayflower. Being in her early 50s when she sailed, she was one of the older passengers. She devoted her entire adult life to taking care of others. Early Years Mary Brewster grew up in in Northern England. Though genealogists have not […]

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