Welcome to the Family

Author and theologian Frederick Buechner once said,

“… you carry [your family and friends] with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.”

Those words speak to me, not only because I write historical fiction, but because I  believe that our own history begins with our family. Writing is my way of sharing the world that lives in me… and getting to know more about those who came before us.

That’s what this website is all about. Getting to know our family. And one another. You learn about me through my posts. I learn about you through your comments. And, of course, we both learn about Rose (the main character in my work-in-progress) and what her life was like as a farmer’s wife at the cusp of the Depression.

So, welcome! Welcome to the family!