I write, study history, and work the reference desk at the public library. My home in the Missouri woods is shared with Richard, my husband of 50+ years, Cookie, a little white terrier, and Sunshine, a big yellow cat. After seven non-fiction books, I finally turned to the writing I always wanted to do: mystery novels. TANGLED ROOTS, a tale of secrets, lies, and murder along the Missouri River, was published January, 2017. My next novel, THE SANITY OF STRAWBERRIES, a murder set inside a state mental hospital, will be published in 2018.
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Tag Archives: Primary source
All family historians benefit from the all the nosy questions Uncle Sam’s Census Bureau asked every ten years, but we aren’t always aware of all the other genealogical goodies he’s giving away. For instance, did you know the National Park … Continue reading
Don’t you love to read old newspapers? I do! Those who know me well might say I’ve made a career out of old newspapers. My book, Fulton, Missouri 1820-1920 is filled with transcribed newspaper articles illustrated by photographs from the … Continue reading
Reliable historical research depends on consulting primary sources. Primary sources are original records created at the time historical events occurred (or in the lifetime of those present in the form of memoirs and oral histories). Primary sources may include letters, … Continue reading