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Meet the Bartlettes: Extended Family in the WW1 Trilogy

The Bartlettes are extended family to the Stewards in my WW1 Trilogy.  The trilogy is comprised of Angel of Mercy (released in 2019), Those Left Behind (released 2020) and Adjustment Year (launching April 2021). Here are the six members of the Bartlette family: Amelia “You don’t know how difficult it is,” Amelia said between sobs, […]

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Meet the Stewards: The Main Characters in the WW1 Trilogy

The Stewards are the main characters in my WW1 Trilogy comprised of Angel of Mercy (released in 2019), Those Left Behind (released in 2020) and Adjustment Year (launching April 2021). Here are the 10 members of the Steward family: Benjamin “Your mother and I must learn to accept that most of our children are grown […]

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A Guide to My WW1 Trilogy

My historical fiction WW1 trilogy is comprised of Angel of Mercy (released in 2019), Those Left Behind (released in 2020) and Adjustment Year (launching in April 2021).    Here’s your guide to the trilogy.  Some spoilers ahead! Each One is a Stand Alone Story Each novel in the trilogy is its own standalone story.  They are […]

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Little House on the Prairie: The Most Influential Book I Ever Read

Authors often are asked, “What was the most influential book you ever read?” or “Which author inspired you?”  I was an avid reader throughout my youth and early adulthood, graduated with a degree in English, and Edith Wharton is my favorite author.  However, the most influential book was Little House on the Prairie by Laura […]

Books & Publishing Fiction Hettie's World World War One

Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front

Historical events are captured, recorded, and interpreted in numerous ways. Primarily remembered in academic fields, history is emanated through popular culture as well. Films, TV shows, plays, books, and artwork tell the story behind some of history’s most significant events and people. For World War I, the preeminent example is arguably Erich Maria Remarque’s seminal […]

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Robert Graves: Death of the Old World and Birth of the New

Robert Graves was born July 24, 1895, in Wimbledon, England.  Graves was the eighth of his father’s 10 children. His father, Alfred Graves, married twice and was a scholar and poet. His mother was German, and his birth name, Robert von Ranke Graves, caused problems in the years before, during and after World War I. […]

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Erich Maria Remarque: Dealing With Disillusionment and Post Traumatic Stress

Erich Maria Remarque was born June 22, 1898, in Osnabruck, Germany.  His birth name was Erich Paul Remark.  He changed his name for the 1929 publication of his novel All Quiet on the Western Front. Remarque was descended from French ancestors who fled after the French Revolution. The third of four children, the family was working class […]

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Mary Borden: Supplying and Paying for a Mobile Hospital

Mary Borden, the daughter of a Chicago millionaire, was born May 15,1886.  She left home as soon as she was of age and traveled to India where she married a Scottish missionary and had two daughters. In 1913, she moved to London and began associating with writers and poets. A third daughter was born a […]

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Siegfried Sassoon: Mental Scars that Last a lifetime

Siegfried Sassoon is one of the few World War I poets to survive the war. “Siegfried Sassoon is best remembered for his angry and compassionate poems of the First World War, which brought him public and critical acclaim,” the Poetry Foundation says. “Avoiding the sentimentality and jingoism of many war poets, Sassoon wrote of the […]

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Edith Wharton: Writing About Love, Hypocrisy & the Gilded Age

Edith Wharton is my favorite author and has been since I discovered her as an English major. Unlike many people who see movies based on books they’ve read, I tend to do the opposite. It was after seeing the film version of The Age of Innocence that I decided to read the novel. To date, I […]

Books & Publishing Fiction Hettie's World World War One Writing & Editing

Ernest Hemingway: Time with the Red Cross Inspired His Literary Work

Ernest Hemingway is considered a literary genius who established a writing style that bears his name.  He also was a noncombatant during World War I whose experiences inspired his early work. Hemingway was born July 21, 1899 in a Chicago suburb and lived a privileged life throughout childhood. As a high school student, he participated […]

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