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My first visit to Yellowstone National Park was at age four. I'm told it snowed on us on the Fourth of July while we were there. I spent most of my childhood summers in the back seat of a car, traveling with my parents to almost every national park west of the Mississippi and a great many places in between.
Writing has always been an integral part of my life, from childhood journals and stories on to the six manuscripts that preceded Repeating History. I have a bachelor’s degree in British and American literature and history, a master’s degree in library science, and a certificate in museum studies. In a previous life I was a reference librarian, aka a professional dilettante. These days I am an independent museum curator and working on the sequel to Repeating History, set during the Klondike Gold Rush of 1898.
Other things I love include quilting, gardening, meteorology, and the travel bug I inherited from my father, including multiple trips back to my favorite Grand Geyser and the rest of Yellowstone. I live with my two cats on the rainy side of the Cascade mountains, within easy reach of my other favorite national park, Mt. Rainier.
I am a member of Women Writing the West, the Washington Museum Association, and the Geyser Observation and Study Association.
on May 30, 2013 :
Fun historical fiction set in an era about which I knew little. The time travel portion added an extra element to the portion of the story set in the past. I enjoyed watching the hero cope with the culture shock.
Read this one out of sequence, as I read "True Gold", the sequel first. However, the two books are only very loosely linked, and the sequence really didn't make much difference, in my opinion. Will read the final book in the trilogy when available.
(reviewed long after purchase)
on Oct. 17, 2011 :
An enjoyable journey through an unfamiliar landscape - made all the more interesting by the author's obvious love for her setting. An interesting premise in a story brought alive by well-constructed and lively prose, vivid description and believable engaging characters. Eagerly anticipating the sequel.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)