My Blog Posts
Below are descriptions and links to some of the recent postings on my Sites and Stories blog, to some of my posts on the InkSpot blog I share with other Midnight Ink authors, and to my posts on blogs where I have been a recent guest. Enjoy!
|"I’ve been reading a lot about winter lately. While working on a book project for the Wisconsin Historical Society, I’ve dug out a lot of primary accounts from European and Yankee immigrants settling in the Upper Midwest in the 1800s. Not surprisingly..." more>>
Posted March 2, 2014 to Kathkleen's Sites and Stories blog.
|"One of the many wonderful things about taking a folkart class at Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum is meeting fellow students. Last summer I met Lynn Sove Maxson, who told me about a wonderful project. Lynn is an active volunteer at the Norsk Museum in Norway, Illinois. The community, founded in 1834, marks the first permanent Norwegian settlement in North America." more>>
Posted February , 2014 to Kathleen's Sites and Stories blog.
|"Mineral Point, in southwestern Wisconsin, is one of my favorite towns. A lead mining boom attracted early prospectors. In 1829, the population of Mineral Point was greater than Milwaukee and Chicago combined! In the 1830s, experienced miners from Cornwall arrived and settled in. I’ve traveled to Mineral Point many times to visit Pendarvis, a state historic site that preserves the homes of several Cornish immigrants. But until recently..." more>>
Posted February 6, 2014 to Kathleen's Sites and Stories blog.
|"When I began planning the Caroline Abbott books for American Girl, I quickly decided to make Caroline’s father a shipbuilder. The war in the Great Lakes was largely a naval war, and I wanted Caroline and her family to be part of it. There was a large and well documented naval shipyard in Sackets Harbor, New York. Builders there worked on huge ships like the Oneida. I squeezed the fictional Abbott’s Shipyard just down the shore from..." more>>
Posted January 20, 2014 to Kathleen's Sites and Stories blog.
|"I received an amazingly wonderful gift a week or so ago when a postcard arrived in the mail. The postcard itself was from a copy of Midnight in Lonesome Hollow, one of my Kit mysteries from American Girl. It was forwarded to me from the publisher. I’d really, really like to write back to Angela, and tell her how much her words mean to me. Unfortunately, no return address was included. So this seems like a good time and place to..." more>>
Posted January 1, 2014 to Kathleen's Sites and Stories blog.