Pauline Hager

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A native of Clinton, Massachusetts and a graduate of The University of South Carolina, Pauline Hager presently lives in La Jolla, California with her husband Randy. Pauline writes from her home, and recently published her latest ebook titled My Brothers and Me: The World War II Years. Pauline describes what it was like living through this war. Her other books include four ebook travelogues titled Panama Canal, Russia & Danube River (ocean and river cruises); Chama, Durango, Grand Canyon, and Kansas City (all by rail); China and England (land and river cruise): Japan and Thailand (land), a total of twenty-one countries. Her first book Memoirs of an American Housewife in Japan, humorously recounts her two and one half years living among the Japanese. Her next book is a novel titled Giorgi's Greek Tragedy, an epic tale during the Greek War of Independence (1821-1829) from the Turkish Ottoman Empire. Pauline enjoys reading books of all genres, traveling the world, working in her garden and garden railroading.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I first started writing short mystery stories when I was in the third grade. I had read all the Nancy Drew mystery books and was so impressed that I decided to write my own stories. After a fifth grade school teacher who happened to be a family friend read them, she kindly recommended that I rewrite all three of them. I was so discouraged I stopped writing, but the seed was already planted in my head and many years later I wrote my first book.
What do you read for pleasure?
All genres as long as they are interesting and well written. However, I am partial to historical novels, probably because I was a poor history student. This way I learn about history and I'm entertained at the same time. I wrote a historical novel and spent many hours researching to get my facts straight, so I appreciate the work involved.
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Books

My Brothers and Me: The World War II Years
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,910. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Three brothers survive their sinking ships during World War II. Sister recalls these events, supported by old letters and news clippings. She describes strict war-time living conditions, including the rationing of food, gasoline, cigarettes and other items. Living through the Great Depression and World War II was difficult, and resulted in the makings of The Greatest Generation.
Japan and Thailand: Armchair Travel Series
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,560. Language: American English. Published: June 29, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel photography
Pauline experienced an "enlightened" overnight stay at an authentic ryokan (inn); not knowing which slippers to wear in the bedroom, prepare use of the onsen (public bath) which kimono to wear for breakfast, dinner. Strict Japanese customs, the Hagers learn the hard way. In Thailand, Pauline propelled out of this planet into an exotic world.
England and China: Armchair Travel Series
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,230. Language: American English. Published: June 23, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Travel » Travel photography
Visit booming, modern China along side ancient homes and 1000 year old famous sites. See the never ending Great Wall of China, the 8000 Terracotta Armored Warriors buried in pits with their Emperor, and more. Tour England's scenic Lake District in Cumbria; pre WWII sport cars at the Cotswold Motoring Museum; home of Romantic poet William Wordsworth; the National Railway Museum in historic York.
Chama, Durango, Grand Canyon, and Kansas City: Armchair Travel Series
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,940. Language: American English. Published: June 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Ride historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad on a coal-fired steam engine built 1882 from Durango, CO to Cascade Canyon, 7750 ft. in the Rocky Mts. Visit Grand Canyon in Arizona. Gaze in awe over the huge opening in the earth. A picturesque mountain train ride on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad from Chama, N.M. to Antonito, CO. Visit over 25 garden railroads in Kansas City, KS.
Panama Canal, Russia, and Danube River: Armchair Travel Series
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,250. Language: American English. Published: May 30, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Cruises
Join Pauline as she narrates an 18 day ocean cruise thru the Panama Canal, filled with excitement and adventure. Countries include Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Columbia, Jamaica and Grand Cayman Islands. A fascinating 13 day Russian River Cruise from Moscow to St. Petersburg, included 4 islands, and a 16 day historic Danube River Cruise from Romania to Germany.
Giorgi's Greek Tragedy
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 100,660. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
A tale of revenge ensues as Giorgi's parents are murdered by agents of the Ottoman Sultan's elite Janissary Corps. Seeking revenge, he and brother Yianni scour the rugged mountains aspiring to join forces with the outlawed Greek freedom fighters. Tale is set in the Taygetos Mts. in the Peloponnese peninsula of Southern Greece during the Greek War of Independence 1821-1829 from Turkey.
Memoirs of an American Housewife in Japan
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,490. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
An American housewife's husband is offered a position in Japan. Although apprehensive they accept. Living in the countryside, life was a daily challenge and Pauline learns the hard way: wearing the wrong dinner kimono in a Japanese inn,. Driving British style on narrow, winding roads was a particularly harrowing experience. Grocery shopping turns into a guessing game, but Pauline prevails.

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