Category Archives: human rights

The Lady’s in the Closet!

 SAUSALITO has a lovely bronze statue of a mermaid.She is hiding behind a Shell Station sign in mid-town. The sign says she is waiting to go downtown. My understanding is that she had built it with full expectation that she … 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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