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RIDING THE RAILS TO HOME: A NEWSIE RIDES THE ORPHAN TRAIN by Cleo Lampos
12/12/2020 1:10:00 AM by: Patti Shene

Featured Book: Riding the Rails to Home: A Newsie Rides the Orphan Train

Author:  Cleo Lampos

Publisher:  Reliant Publishing, a division of Redemption Press

Genre:  Historical Fiction

Series or Stand Alone:  Stand Alone

 

 

 

IT IS MY PLEASURE TO WELCOME AUTHOR CLEO LAMPOS TO PATTI’S PORCH. CLEO SHARES HOW SHE DREW ON HER OWN EXPERIENCES TO CREATE HER HISTORICAL NOVEL.

 

 

 

CLEO IS OFFERING A GIVEAWAY! SIMPLY LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW TO ENTER THE DRAWING FOR A PAPERBACK COPY OF RIDING THE RAILS TO HOME: A NEWSIE RIDES THE ORPHAN TRAIN.

 

 

 

RIDING THE RAILS TO HOME: A NEWSIE RIDES THE ORPHAN TRAIN

 

 

 

by

 

 

 

Cleo Lampos

 

 

 

As Mark Twain advised, “Write what you know.”

 

 

 

As I rounded the bend at sixty years of age, an unexplored historic period opened in front of me. The late 1800’s and the orphan train saga. Reading book after magazine article for three years, the lives of Irish immigrants who gave up their children to strangers in the West tugged at my conscience. I met four surviving train riders at the Little Falls, MN, Orphan Train Reunion. Visiting the Orphan Train Museum in Concordia, Kansas, completed my research. To answer the question of who adopted these unwanted cast offs, the book, A Mother’s Song, was written. Circumventing the 36,000 homeless ragamuffins who roamed the streets of NYC every year, were foundlings whose survival depended on the Sisters of Charity orphanage. These infants rode the orphan trains to Louisiana.

 

 

 

But, the group of urchins who broke my heart was the newsies.

 

 

 

The newsies at the end of the nineteenth century controlled the corners of New York City with their sale of Pulitzer and Hearst’s newspapers. These gutsy boys, some as young as five, secured their site because their livelihood depended on it. At night, they slept at the News Boys Lodging House where access to food, clothing and education existed. Scrappy youngsters, they worked hard to beat off life-on-the- streets where too many decisions proved life-shortening. As I researched this group of waifs and read their stories, their PTSD reactions to situations resonated with me.

 

 

 

They were just like the boys in my classroom whose emotions seemed predictable and understandable. Most teachers do not gravitate to the behavior disordered/emotionally disturbed youngsters. I did because their experiences mirrored my own. At age three, my father died. At four, my teenaged brother pretended to shoot Santa as he flew over the cottonwood trees. My mother lived on a minimalistic budget with no safety net. After first grade, a step father took our family from our Colorado home to a farm in Iowa where he became an abusive alcoholic. The teacher at the country school brought her daughter’s outgrown winter coats for my sister and I to wear. After attending nine different schools in three states, I graduated from high school. Oh, a stint in foster care interrupted my junior high years. So, the thoughts from the boys in my classroom never shocked me as their teacher. There was always a familiarity in their reactions to the injustices of life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creating the book, Riding the Rails to Home: A Newsie Rides the Orphan Train, emerged from the iconic advice to authors: “Write what you know.” With the historic background of the newsies and having read countless memoirs of orphan train riders, the factual part of the book flowed easily. The overlay of details grew with knowledge of the time period. But, the emotions of the book combine the raw outbursts of my students with my own scarred view of life. As Stephen moves from homeless to adopted, his journey includes aspects from the many stories I had read. Fiction and nonfiction stream seamlessly in this historic novel of a New York City Irish boy in search of a “forever family”. There is a strong religious aspect to Stephen’s quest because the premise in the novel is that God is involved in the lives of those who let Him.

 

 

 

Like the main character in the book, I see God’s hand over my life. Even with so many sad and traumatic events in my childhood, looking backward from my seventh decade, it is apparent that God was there with me. Guiding me. Encouraging me through others. Preparing me for His purpose.

 

 

 

To write what I know.

 

 

 

Blurb for Riding the Rails to Home

Stephen Reily finds relief from living on the streets. He gets a job as a newsie, selling newspapers during the day and living at the Newsboys’ Boarding House. Sleeping on a cot, eating a hot meal and attending classes at night help Stephen to survive. But his heart longs for a home, a place to belong. But who would adopt a street kid from Five Points, New York City in the late 1800’s?

Selected to ride the orphan train, Stephen encounters difficult circumstances until he is chosen to live on a farm in Nebraska. Through the patience of the couple who foster Stephen, he faces his fears. He struggles with forgiveness and faith in a God who he cannot see. Only a quilt square reminds Stephen of his dying mother and sister, who was sent to an orphanage. How will the women of the town use this scrap of fabric to comfort Stephen? Can a cast-off child find a home? A place to belong?

 

 

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DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A COMMENT TO BE PLACED IN THE DRAWING TO WIN A PRINT COPY OF RIDING THE RAILS TO HOME: A NEWSIE RIDES THE ORPHAN TRAIN BETWEEN NOW AND TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22ND AT MIDNIGHT MST.

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Cleo Lampos has taught foster children as an educator in an urban school in the Midwest. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education from University of Wisconsin- Whitewater, and a Master’s in Special Education from St. Xavier University-Chicago. Lampos is a quilter who enjoys retirement with her husband on their suburban farm as they can and preserve their harvests. Eleven grandchildren are within driving distance. Teaching about the orphan train, the Great Depression and other historic topics at senior groups or community colleges is a joy for Lampos. She is the author of eight books.

 

 


Comments

Cleo Lampos From Oak Lawn, IL At 12/17/2020 10:20:56 AM

Thnank you all for your encouraging words. Even in today's culture, there are many foster and adoptive children who need parents and other persons to take an interest in their lives. It can become a mission.

Vivian Furbay From Colorado Springs, CO At 12/14/2020 7:19:31 AM

I also like to quilt but mine are nothing fancy. I have had nothing in my life to relate to this story but would love to read it.

Reply by: Patti Shene

Hi Vivian. Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing with us.

Gwen richardson From CO At 12/13/2020 10:04:07 AM

Very sad its amazing how childern just up roited and sent all over thought interest they went throw colorado opened my eyes. God bless and thank you for your time

Reply by: Patti Shene

Hi Gwen. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.

Becky M Van Vleet From CO At 12/12/2020 11:12:43 AM

Cleo, I thoroughly enjoyed reading Riding the Rails to Home. And now I have an even greater appreciation for this YA historic novel, knowing your own background and learning more about your research. You are right--we need to write what we know and God's hand is over our lives.

Reply by: Patti Shene

Hi Becky. Thank you for stopping by and contributing to the conversation.

Amre From Idaho At 12/12/2020 9:36:01 AM

An interesting-sounding premise for a book! So sad to think of children then and now roaming the streets in dire conditions, hungry, afraid, without the love of parents. Heartbreaking!

Reply by: Patti Shene

Hi Amre. Thank you for stopping by and commenting on Cleo’s book and the message she shares.

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WELCOME AUTHOR KRIS VALDEZ
7/8/2017 2:42:00 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR ELLE E. KAY
7/1/2017 1:14:00 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR REGINA RUDD MERRICK
6/24/2017 12:45:00 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR LEE CARVER
6/16/2017 11:45:00 PM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR KIMBERLY ROSE JOHNSON
6/9/2017 12:15:00 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR JULIE ARDUINI
6/3/2017 8:30:00 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR JOHNNIE ALEXANDER
5/27/2017 1:14:00 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR VALERIE COMER
5/20/2017 7:00:00 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR JODIE WOLFE
5/13/2017 3:00:00 PM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR DELIA LATHAM
5/6/2017 1:10:00 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR DEANNA KLINGEL
4/29/2017 1:00:00 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR JENNA VICTORIA
4/21/2017 11:20:00 PM  by: Patti Shene

THE SMALL MIRACLES
4/17/2017 11:35:00 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR TAMERA RAFT
4/1/2017 9:46:00 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR SUSAN PAGE DAVIS
3/25/2017 12:55:00 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR ALEXIS A. GORING
3/10/2017 10:40:00 AM  by: Patti Shene

THE HIGH CALLING OF MOTHERHOOD BLOG TOUR!
3/8/2017 3:00:00 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR SUE BARR
3/4/2017 11:10:00 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR KIMBERLY ROSE JOHNSON
2/25/2017  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR ROBIN PATCHEN
2/18/2017 11:05:00 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR JUNE FOSTER
2/11/2017 12:30:00 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR PATRICIA BRADLEY
2/4/2017 2:43:00 PM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR GAIL KITTLESON
1/29/2017 11:11:00 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR LILLIAN DUNCAN
1/21/2017 3:20:00 PM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR MARY L. BALL
1/14/2017 12:50:00 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR VALERIE COMER
1/7/2017 12:50:00 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR JOI COPELAND
12/17/2016 11:00:00 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR TERRI WELDON
12/9/2016 10:15:00 PM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR LEEANN BETTS
12/2/2016 9:39:00 PM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR RENEE BLARE
11/5/2016 5:45:00 PM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR JO HUDDLESTON
10/29/2016 9:45:00 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR CLEO LAMPOS
10/14/2016 10:00:00 PM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR KELLY KLEPFER
10/1/2016 5:09:00 PM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR ANGELA D. MEYER
9/16/2016 1:03:00 PM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR DONNA SCHLACHTER
9/3/2016 1:56:03 AM  by: Patti Shene

WHEN GOD SAYS "NO!"
8/22/2016 12:39:59 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR GAIL PALLOTTA
8/13/2016 6:12:58 PM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR JAMES CALLAN
8/6/2016 12:19:38 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR CAROLE BROWN
7/29/2016 10:27:52 PM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR CHRISTINE LINDSAY
6/3/2016 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR LEANN BETTS
5/20/2016 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Manners Are Golden ~ What the Bible Says by Nike Chillemi
5/7/2016 12:27:37 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR DIANE KALAS
4/16/2016 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR TANYA EAVENSON
4/1/2016 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR JENNIFER SLATTERY
3/18/2016 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR JODIE WOLFE
3/4/2016 10:22:23 PM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR KARIN BEERY
2/24/2016 11:00:18 PM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR ANGELA RUTH STRONG
2/6/2016 12:49:04 AM  by: Patti Shene

REVIEW OF SNOW OUT OF SEASON BY CHRISTY BRUNKE
1/29/2016 11:52:52 PM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR ELAINE STOCK
1/16/2016 12:57:46 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR GAIL PALLOTTA
1/2/2016 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

IS CHRISTMAS REALLY OVER?
12/26/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR ANE MULLIGAN
12/13/2015 4:00:04 PM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR ANE MULLIGAN
12/13/2015 3:51:47 PM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR BROOKE COX
11/29/2015 4:17:05 PM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR H L WEGLEY
11/6/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

PERSPECTIVE
11/1/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR JO HUDDLESTON
10/23/2015 11:28:03 PM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR SALLY CHAMBERS
10/16/2015 10:21:11 PM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR TERESA POLLARD
10/9/2015 11:37:57 PM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR GAIL KITTLESON
10/3/2015 5:04:45 PM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR PAULA MOWERY
9/11/2015 10:39:52 PM  by: Patti Shene

LIFE AFTER LIFE BY JUNE FOSTER
8/22/2015 10:18:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

INTRODUCING A NEW BLOGGING COMMUNITY
8/9/2015 11:24:30 PM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR SUSAN ANNE MASON
7/24/2015 11:37:04 PM  by: Patti Shene

WHY WE WAIT
7/11/2015 10:51:21 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR MISTY BELLER
6/27/2015 10:51:06 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR ELIZABETH MADDREY
6/13/2015 1:32:20 PM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR DONNA DOUGLAS
5/22/2015 10:51:09 PM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR JO HUDDLESTON
5/9/2015 7:57:00 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR LEE CARVER
4/10/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR VALERIE COMER
3/27/2015 11:19:26 PM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR MARIAN MERRITT
3/14/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR AMBER STOCKTON
2/27/2015 11:00:12 PM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR CONNIE ALMONY
2/14/2015 8:01:40 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR JAMES CALLAN
1/24/2015 1:41:32 PM  by: Patti Shene

A MODERN DAY MIRACLE
1/16/2015 10:59:08 PM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR CONNIE PEASE
1/10/2015 7:44:16 PM  by: Patti Shene

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART SEVEN
12/27/2014 11:17:48 AM  by: Patti Shene

AUTHOR GINA WELBORN RETURNS
12/20/2014 11:08:16 PM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR SUSAN ANNE MASON
12/18/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

WHAT DOES ADVENT MEAN TO YOU?
12/14/2014 3:45:38 PM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR PEG PHIFER
12/8/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR JANET K. BROWN
12/6/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

AUTHOR H. L. WEGLEY WRAPS UP PURE GENIUS SERIES
11/29/2014 12:36:32 PM  by: Patti Shene

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART SIX
11/22/2014 6:55:52 PM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR BILL GARRISON
11/14/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

WHAT DO YOU MISS?
11/8/2014 2:41:19 PM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR CAMILLE EIDE
11/1/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART FIVE
10/25/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

DINOSAURS AND THE BIBLE
10/19/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR GINA WELBORN
10/10/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

POINT TO POINT TO POINT
10/5/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART FOUR
9/27/2014 9:25:12 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR ANE MULLIGAN
9/19/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

BY THE NUMBERS
9/15/2014 2:24:11 PM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR ADA BROWNELL
9/5/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR JENNIFER SLATTERY
8/30/2014 10:56:45 PM  by: Patti Shene

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART THREE
8/23/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR REBECCA DeMARINO
8/16/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

SITTING IDLE
8/10/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

It's Hot Out Here! by CHERI SWALWELL
8/3/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART TWO
7/26/2014 11:01:15 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR CAROLE BROWN
7/20/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

WHY DO WE DO WHAT WE DO?
7/14/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

AUTHOR H. L. WEGLEY RETURNS
7/5/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART ONE
6/27/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR AVA PENNINGTON
6/20/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

UNEXPECTED ACTS OF KINDNESS
6/16/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

REVIEW OF THREE NON-FICTION BOOKS
6/7/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

AN INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR RENEE BLARE
5/30/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

SEVEN WAYS TO STRETCH SPIRITUALLY BY ADA BROWNELL
5/17/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

WHEN FINE IS NOT REALLY FINE
4/23/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

MOMMY MEMOIRS BY ANN VAN DE WATER
4/19/2014 5:33:04 PM  by: Patti Shene

PLAY BALL!
4/17/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

JOE THE DREAMER BY AUTHOR A. B. BROWNELL
4/12/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

ON THE PINEAPPLE EXPRESS BY H. L. WEGLEY
4/4/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

THE THIEF BY STEPHANIE LANDSEM
3/29/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

HUMOR AT THE HOSPITAL
3/26/2014 9:45:22 PM  by: Patti Shene

HEAR NO EVIL BY MARY HAMILTON
3/22/2014 2:39:47 PM  by: Patti Shene

WHEN THE ROAD GETS LONG AND LONELY
3/19/2014 12:56:57 PM  by: Patti Shene

INTRODUCING RYAN'S FATHER BY JUNE FOSTER
3/15/2014 4:19:04 PM  by: Patti Shene

WHERE ARE YOU THE MOST VULNERABLE?
3/13/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

INTERVIEW WITH WRITER BROOKE COX
3/8/2014 11:44:40 AM  by: Patti Shene

Patti's Porch Welcomes Author Rebecca Carey Lyles
3/1/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Flying for Jesus by Lee Carver
2/22/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Putting Out the Fleece by Paula Mowery
2/15/2014 1:02:11 PM  by: Patti Shene

What We Can Learn From the Olympics
2/12/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Hush, Little Baby by Deborah M. Piccurelli
2/8/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Baby, It's Cold Outside!
2/5/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

A Matter of Perspective
2/1/2014 12:52:05 AM  by: Patti Shene

Introducing The Pure Genius Series by H. L. Wegley
1/25/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Monopoly!
1/21/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

welcome author Cheri Swalwell
1/17/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

What Did You Mean By That?
1/14/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Wildlife Video
1/10/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

My Best Reads of 2013
1/8/2014 1:28:40 AM  by: Patti Shene

The Dumbest Kid in School
1/3/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Good-bye to 2013
1/1/2014 1:35:09 AM  by: Patti Shene

Focusing on What Christmas Really Means
12/22/2013 7:00:40 PM  by: Patti Shene

One Spectacular Christmas Display
12/19/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Where are You Going This Advent Season?
11/29/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Shared Experience
11/24/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Facing the Monster
10/25/2013 12:46:47 AM  by: Patti Shene

Review of Reign by Ginger Garrett
9/27/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

I'll Be Happy When...
5/14/2013 11:49:55 PM  by: Patti Shene

Sing Praises - Whether You Can Sing or Not
5/5/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

I Can't Do This!
5/2/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

BREAKING THE RULES
4/28/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR TINA PINSON
4/21/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Vulnerability to Fear
4/17/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Faith and Fear
4/15/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Those Temporary Interruptions
2/21/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Grand Prize Winner at Int'l Wildlife Film Festival
2/7/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Starsongs Giveaway Contest
2/3/2013 2:04:28 AM  by: Patti Shene

Taking Stock
1/30/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Welcome Author Janet K Brown
1/26/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Winter - Bah Humbug!
1/22/2013 10:18:37 PM  by: Patti Shene

Welcome Author Tanya Eavenson
1/19/2013 10:35:41 AM  by: Patti Shene

Welcome Author Margaret Brownley
1/16/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Travel Writing = Nearly Shooting Peacocks
1/12/2013 4:00:39 PM  by: Patti Shene

Water, Water Everywhere - or Maybe Not
1/9/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

The last Day of the Christmas Season
1/5/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Accountability in the Extreme
1/2/2013 12:38:47 AM  by: Patti Shene

The day after Christmas
12/26/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

It's Dec 22nd - And We're Still Here!
12/22/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

The Next Big Thing - Blog Hopping
12/19/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Vanquishing the Christmas Blues by Linda Rondeau
12/15/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Christmas Rayne by Joi Copeland
12/12/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

The Christmas Stalking by Lillian Duncan
12/8/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

News From Nashville & Beyond
12/4/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Author Susan Sleeman offers great advice about wor
11/13/2012 2:10:37 PM  by: Patti Shene

Welcome Home!
11/13/2012 2:00:24 PM  by: Patti Shene

Confessions of a first book editor
11/13/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Going Home
11/13/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

GPCWC in Restospect
11/13/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Vacation in the Adirondacks of New York
11/13/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

I am pleased to welcome author Staci Stallings
11/13/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Meet Award-Winning Journalist And Author Ada Brownell
11/13/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

An Interview with Author Eddie Jones
11/13/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Nano Day 11 - um - day 1?
11/13/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene