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historical fiction, family saga

American Journey, a historical and family saga, details the struggle of American immigrants who came from many parts of Europe during the mid-1800s and struggled to find their place and raise their families in American society. It follows them on their tortuous journey across the continent to the Northwest. Book one details passage from Cork, Ireland to Independence (MO), San Francisco (CA) to Portland (OR), and transiting the Isthmus of Panama. 

Forced by the Irish Potato Famine to seek steady work, Myra sails to America dreaming of a new future in which she can take care of her family.  The only thing that mars her new life is…  continue reading

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Lovers of print books, paperbacks, eBooks, audio-books, bookclubs, authors, libraries, bookstores, book festivals, author events, writers workshops, The Reader’s Blog is for you. It is geared towards an audience of readers, rather than advice for writers. I do not publish often because I have been working non-stop on my new historical fiction family saga, American Journeys. Researching is very time consuming; however being a lifetime learner makes it very rewarding. I’m having a great time!

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*In ancient villages drummers would walk down the major roads to signal important announcements coming from royalty. Being a second generation drummer, and father of two championship drummers, I decided to adopt this concept for the imprint of my novels. Please feel free to explore this site, read the blog, check out my novels, and post comments. Your feedback is always welcome.  Enjoy!

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