Saddlebags and Horses

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ATTENTION! NURSE GRADUATES WITH A SENSE OF ADVENTURE! YOUR OWN HORSE, YOUR OWN DOG, AND A THOUSAND MILES OF KENTUCKY MOUNTAINS TO SERVE. JOIN MY NURSES BRIGADE AND HELP SAVE CHILDREN’S LIVES. WRITE TO: M. BRECKINRIDGE, HYDEN, KENTUCKY USA Even though this was an advertisement the Frontier Nursing Service put in London newspapers and the Glasgow Times in Scotland to …

A Dedicated Woman – Mary Breckinridge

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“Where the land is rough and steep, nature is not easily conquered even after wild beasts and wilder men have been subdued. …a dogged determination to survive keeps a mountaineer’s body lean and his mind alert. His dwelling place in awesome regions tends to give him dignity of manner …accentuated by his sparse use of words.” (Mary Breckinridge describing the …

Babies in Saddlebags

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“When mountain children asked where babies came from, they were told, ‘The nurses bring them in saddlebags.” (Frontier Nursing Service) One of the good things about writing historical fiction is that the writer has the opportunity to learn more about the history of our country and can discover some individual real life heroes or heroines. When I was digging around …

A Dog on the Cover

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Cover Reveal Time How do you like the cover on my upcoming September release, These Healing Hills? I know. The cover has been out there on Amazon and other internet sites for a while, but I hadn’t posted it here for you all to see until now. So for me, it’s a cover reveal to you as I count down …