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Abraham Lincoln signed Thanksgiving, which has previously been celebrated on a state-by-state basis, as a national holiday in 1863, adding the holiday to the national mythos. Unfortunately, myths are not always true and can do more harm than good. Lincoln himself had a less-than-stellar track record, having marched troops against starving Sioux the same dayContinue reading “Thanksgiving”

Publishing Experiences

Many writers have good experiences with publishers, while other writers have less-than-stellar experiences. Unfortunately, mine tend to be the latter. My first experience was a few years ago with a small hybrid/vanity publisher who sent an invoice for over $5,000. I didn’t sign the contract. The second experience was a couple years ago with aContinue reading “Publishing Experiences”

What I’m Thankful For

1. Readers, writers, dreamers, and all of you 2. Earth 3. Family, friends, home, and animals, especially my dog 4. Books, libraries, and self-publishing 5. Stephen Foster, Joan of Arc, Mikhail Romanov, Jane Austen, Tecumseh and the Prophet, the Ridges and Boudinots, Martin Delany, Dred Scott, Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland, Louisa May Alcott, Zitkala-Ša,Continue reading “What I’m Thankful For”

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