The Leading Ladies is now available as both a paperback and an ebook! The adventures of Ella Graepenteck, professional genealogist and amateur sleuth, continue! If you aren't familiar with Ella yet, you can start with Book 1, The Moving Pictures, and then move on to The Leading Ladies. Enjoy Ella Graepenteck Genealogy Mysteries!
The Leading Ladies is finally published! So far it is only available in ebook form. Producing the paperback involves several more steps, but it too should be available in a few weeks. I’m so excited! I can’t believe this day is finally here!
I am happy to report that The Leading Ladies, book 2 in the Ella Graepenteck Genealogy Mystery series, is finally in the last stage of editing! The process was delayed due to my difficulties with my hands (see many previous posts), but that is all just about resolved now, and I’m catching up on everything. … Continue reading Ella Graepenteck Book 2 Coming Soon!
When something bad happens, it can be difficult to get past the shock, the pain, the helplessness. It takes time, and everyone has their own process. For me, a sign that I am past the worst and heading for healing is when I am able to see something positive in the experience. I am thinking … Continue reading The Silver Lining: Appreciation
1950 U.S. federal census records are going to be released for public view this year, because it has now been 72 years since that census was taken, and the National Archives follows what is known as the 72-Year Rule. The story of why the 72-Year Rule exists is an example of how history actually happens … Continue reading The 72-Year Rule: How History Happens
My attention, like that of most of the world, has been focused on Ukraine lately. I’ve been spending hours keeping up with the news, and trying to do what little I can to support the brave Ukrainian people. I will leave saying anything important about the situation to the experts, but I would like to … Continue reading No. Ten More Times.
2022 is a big year for censuses! The 1921 census of England and Wales was released in January, and the 1950 USA census will be released in April. If you have done any genealogy research yourself, you will no doubt be aware of the wealth of information available from old census records. Genealogists get very … Continue reading An Exciting Year for Genealogists!
Prizewinning playwright Kimberly Kalaja, who also happens to be my friend and the first person I send my drafts to for critiquing, is having one of her many wonderful plays made into a short film. Like all of her work, The Lesson is a fascinating and thought provoking exploration of the human condition, in this … Continue reading Recommendation: Look for The Lesson
I am still working on getting my right hand back to full functionality, after having broken my wrist several months ago, but I can more or less type now! I’m pretty excited about that, because it makes it easier to work on the sequel to The Moving Pictures. It’s called The Leading Ladies, and I … Continue reading Happy New Year!
I am excited about Thursday, December 16th! On that day I will be appearing (online via Zoom) at the public library in Durham, Connecticut. There will be a reading, and then an interview, and then audience Q and A. Because the event is online, anyone anywhere can be there. If you would like to attend, … Continue reading Author Event December 16th!