Monthly Archives: September 2013

What’s for Breakfast?

The last place I read on my trip to Michigan was my traveling partner’s brother’s restaurant. Mike’s café is in the small town of Dimondale, near Lansing. I hesitated when asked, because it’s a lively place, and I could imagine … Continue reading

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Memories of my trip to Michigan continue to warm my heart as friends I met in the Keweenaw Peninsula send me pictures and beautiful comments about my books. This picture is of the exhibit Joanne Thomas created about Annie Clemenc … Continue reading

Posted in Big Annie, copper mining, Historical Fiction, historical novel, human rights, miners' strike, Upper Peninsula of Michigan, women's studies | 1 Comment


Not too long ago I was asked by my friend and mentor Teresa LeYung Ryan (Writing Coach and author) to define my “brand”, or “platform”. What’s a brand? It’s a statement that defines you, or what you write about, or what … Continue reading

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