Gardening, history and travel seem an odd soup in which to stew one's life, but Paul has done just that. A gardener since 1975, he has spent his spare time reading history and traveling with his wife. He gardens, plans his travels and writes his books out in the sticks near a small town in southeast Indiana. He enjoys sharing the things he has learned about gardening, history and travel with his readers. The many books Paul has written reflect that joy of sharing. He also writes fiction in his spare time. Read and enjoy his books, if you will. Or dare.
Now, back to writing, if he can get the cat off the keyboard.
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What prompted you to start your own publishing company?
I love to write in several different genres, so I needed a lot of pen names. Starting my own publishing company seemed a logical solution to managing several pen names.
What are you working on next?
An historical novel about my German ancestors emigration to the United States in the 1850's.
This volume includes the following articles:
February 2, 1918 - Madison Brewing Company Goes Bankrupt
February 8, 1901 - Indiana University Plays Its First Basketball Game
February 14, 1851 - Act Approving Formation of Indiana State Board of Agriculture
February 24, 1887 - Black Day of the Indiana General Assembly
This edition of frontier history includes the following stories.
January 02, 1492 - Spain Recaptures Granada from the Moors
January 14, 1697 - Massachusetts Holds Day Of Fasting For Wrongly Persecuting "Witches"
January 17, 1706 - 2016 - Ben Franklin Born
January 22, 1755 - George Washington Buys Blacksmith Tools
Take a fun road trip through the rich history of Indiana using Exploring Indiana’s Historic Sites, Markers & Museums as your guidebook. Celebrate the Indiana Bi-Centennial by traveling the roads and towns in Southeastern Indiana.
The American History a Day at A Time – December Edition presents the story behind the headlines. It is easy and fun to learn a lesson in colonial American history facts daily. If you have ever read those “This Day in History” listings, you may have been curious about the events behind the headlines.
December 12, 1718 - Republic of Pirates Ended
December 23, 1750 - Ben Franklin Attempts to Electroc
These funny tall tales are anything but true. This classic collection of homespun humor as told by the two men on the Liar’s Bench in Seldon’s Barbershop amuses and sometimes astounds the other occupant of the barbershop, Jason Wells.
Learn about Indiana history a day at a time. Ideal for history lovers or home school history teachers, A Day in Indiana History – January teaches the historical facts about Indiana in an easy to understand format.
Learn the history of the American colonies and its frontier by reading a daily lesson in American colonial history each day. This is the November installment of the 2015 edition of the series American History a Day at a Time. The November edition covers the historical events of the American colonial frontier that happened in November. American History a Day at a Time is a great resource for home s
Laminate flooring is a trend for home floors that is growing more popular. Laminate floors are beautiful, economical and durable, so they provide a great choice as a floor covering for just about any home. Since manufacturers are continually adding new styles and colors buyers will find literally hundreds of choices when they shop for laminate flooring to install in their home.
Perched high on bluffs above the Ohio River, Clifty Falls State Park boasts great hiking, scenic waterfalls and camping at a family friendly campground. Taking its name from the falls on Clifty Creek, the park got its start from 570 acres given to the State by Madison residents. Numerous picnic areas and shelters allow families a good spot to relax while enjoying a picnic meal.
A tankless water heater can be an economical way to heat water for the home. Home water heating consumes a large portion of a home’s energy use. Standard water heaters use energy by heating a large storage tank of water and keeping it warm for long periods.
This December edition of historical events includes:
October 04, 1648 - Peter Stuyvesant Establishes Americas First Volunteer Firemen
October 15, 1660 - - Asser Levy Granted Butcher's License In New Amsterdam
October 20, 1720 – Pirate Calico Jack Is Captured By the Royal Navy
October 31, 1741 - Seaflower Arrives in Boston After Starvation Leads to Cannibalism
Growing cucumbers in the vegetable garden is easier than you might think. Fresh cucumbers provide a tasty vegetable treat for the table and excellent addition to salads or to just eat. Pickled cucumbers extend the eating season for the cucumber well into winter, as well.
Rechargeable batteries have a number of advantages over conventional batteries that offset their higher initial cost. The materials used to manufacture them are less toxic; making is easier to recycle the batteries. A wide variety of battery chargers is available to recharge them, with one sure to suit every need.
This September edition of historical events includes:
September 01, 1730 - Benjamin Franklin Common-Law Marriage To Deborah Read
September 06, 1620 - Pilgrims set sail from Plymouth, England
September 9, 1739 - Slave revolt in Stono South Carolina
September 22, - 1656 All Female Jury Tries Woman Accused of Killing Her Child
Spring Mill State park provides a family friendly vacation destination with some great hiking and wonderful picnicking. It also provides a unique glimpse into Indiana history with the operating gristmill and pioneer village. This Indiana State Park also maintains a memorial to local astronaut, Gus Grissom.
The short history stories in this collection of history stories are from the pioneer frontier period of American history. They include historical facts and events from the month of August.
This August edition of historical events include:
August 3, 1492 - Christopher Columbus Sets Sail On His First Voyage:
August 16, 1774 - Farmers Armed With Pitchforks Scuttle Meeting at Great Barrington
Harmonie State Park provides a family friendly vacation destination with great views of the Wabash River, great hiking and wonderful riverside picnicking. An important part of Indiana history, the town of Harmony, Indiana, is just a short distance away.
Nestled in southern Indiana's hills, Brown County State Park has everything you expect in an Indiana State Park. It also boasts some extras you might not expect. This Indiana State Park travel guide describes all the amenities of this popular state park.
Learn the history of the American colonies and its frontier by reading a daily lesson in American colonial history each day. This is the July installment of the 2015 edition of the series American History a Day at a Time. This edition covers the historical events of the American colonial frontier that happened in July.
Falls of the Ohio State Park provides a first class family friendly vacation destination. It also offers an excellent learning experience for kids.
Visitors can clamber over the fossil beds, exploring the remains of creatures that lived centuries ago.
With its bright, eye popping flowers; native perennial meadow phlox brightens the perennial flower garden in mid-summer. The flowers on this pretty, native full sun perennial appear in June and last well into July.
The unique, lavender flowers of native perennial Bee Balm attract a multitude of butterflies, moths and bees to feed on its nutritious nectar. Monarda, also known as Bee Balm, is a wonderful addition to the perennial full sun garden.
Learn the history of the American colonies and its frontier by reading a daily lesson in American colonial history each day. This is the June installment of the 2015 edition of the series American History a Day at a Time. This edition covers the historical events of the American colonial frontier that happened in June.
Abe's Guide to the Raised Garden Bed provides complete instructions on building a raised bed garden from treated lumber.
Few things are more satisfying than growing your own fresh vegetables from your garden. Traditional row gardens are high maintenance and take a lot of space. Using a raised bed gardening system a gardener can increase vegetable yield while cutting down on the work required.
Learn the history of the American colonies and its frontier by reading a daily lesson in American colonial history each day. This is the May installment of the 2015 edition of the series American History a Day at a Time. The May edition covers the historical events of the American colonial frontier that happened in May.
String beans, bush beans, pole beans, they are all the same species and have similar needs in the garden.
Abe’s Guide to Growing Green Beans covers all the green beans. It is an excellent vegetable garden guide for the garden beginner as well as the veteran gardener.
In Abe’s Guide to Garden Tools, you will find everything from garden trowels to garden tillers and mulchers described. Find out the different kinds of shovels, rakes and other garden equipment used to maintain a garden and their use.
Pokagon State Park provides a first class family friendly vacation destination.
The Indiana State Park Travel Guide Series will encompass all the family friendly Indiana State Parks. Indiana’s State Park system is one of the finest in the United States. With great hiking trails, history, and nature, there is something for everyone at an Indiana State Park.
Have fun and learn history by reading a daily lesson in American colonial frontier history each day. This is the April installment of the 2015 edition of the series American History a Day at a Time. This edition presents the story of the American colonial frontier.
Learn the history of the American colonies and its frontier by reading a daily lesson in American colonial history each day. This is the March installment of the 2015 edition of the series American History a Day at a Time. The March edition covers the historical events of the American colonial frontier that happened in March.
Growing tomatoes in the home vegetable garden is the most common gardening activity. The Gardener's Guide to the Growing the Tomato includes the cultivation information the gardener needs to grow this delightful vegetable in the vegetable garden.
Have fun and learn history by reading a daily lesson in American history each day.
The history series, American History a Day at a Time seeks to make this vast accumulation of historical knowledge less intimidating. It does this by reducing it to a history lesson a day. By reading and contemplating one event a day, we have the time to try to understand those events that unfolded on those long ago
Have fun and learn history by reading a daily lesson in colonial American history each day.
The history series, American History a Day at a Time seeks to make the vast accumulation of historical knowledge less intimidating. It does this by reducing it to a history lesson a day.
Affordable, abundant energy resources are a necessary ingredient for a modern society. Alternative energy sources have become a topic for discussion in recent times. Questions frequently heard are what types of energy will we need in the future and what will be our future energy sources?
Many native American wildflowers have crossed the line into our gardens and the native perennial Lanceleaf Coreopsis joins this throng. Tough, adaptable and beautiful the Lanceleaf Coreopsis embodies the qualities that allow it to thrive in almost any full sun flower garden condition.
The Digital Eye
on Aug. 14, 2013
I have enjoyed the hobby of photography for many years and still picked up a lot of tips from The Digital Eye. The book is loaded with helpful articles about composition, lighting and technique and is sure to help photographers of all levels. Indoor, outdoor, flash and black and white photograhy are all discussed. There is even a copyright section that details several method photographers can use to protect their work. I would recommend The Digital Eye to all that want to learn to use their digital camera to its full potential.