Kentucky Book Fair Fun on the Way

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I love the Kentucky Book Fair and I’m happy I get to be part of the Fair this Saturday, November 18th. Looks as though sometimes even Santa likes being at the Book Fair. 2013 was a good year for Book Fair pictures. I’ve got this one with Santa and then I also got to pose with Woody the writing Dachshund and his …

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 …

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 …

“God Will Make a Way”

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“If you feel lonely God is your smile. If you cry God will wipe your tears. If someone breaks your heart God will embrace you. God will make a way into your heart.” (Unknown source) The graphic here shares a bit of a passage out of my new book, These Healing Hills. It fits the theme of the stories some …

“Miracle Girl”

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“You can understand why I’m a believer. I have seen miracles.” ~Ben Carson When I sent out my newsletter with a giveaway celebrating my new book, These Healing Hills and invited readers to share stories about a time in their lives when they felt a special touch from the Lord, I was sure I would receive some amazing stories of …

A Story of God’s Love

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“Trust the past to God’s mercy, the present to God’s love, and the future to God’s providence.” ~Augustine I sent out a newsletter last week to help celebrate my new book, These Healing Hills.  I nearly always offer a chance for readers to win something in a giveaway in my newsletters. (If you didn’t get the newsletter and would like …

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 …

Swinging Bridges and Granny Em

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I just finished doing the final edits on my upcoming historical novel, These Healing Hills, set in the Appalachian Mountains in 1946 with the background history about the Frontier Nursing Center. My character, Francine Howard, comes to the mountains to train as a nurse/midwife at the Midwifery School in Hyden, Kentucky. She has to learn mountain ways and get to …