A Historical Literary Figure #Open Book Blog Hop #Wednesday Words

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Welcome to another edition of Open Book Blog Hop. This week’s question is: “What historical/public figure would you most like to learn more about? Would you ever write about them?”


I’ve always been interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder. As a child, I lost myself in her Little House series. I imagined what it would be like to live on the prairie during the 19th century with no running water, electricity, or phone service, surviving blizzards and other hardships, and often going hungry and fighting to stay warm during the winter months. I was fascinated to learn about how Laura started teaching when she was only a teenager and about her sister Mary, who went blind during an era when there were no support services like there are now.

So much has been written about Laura Ingalls Wilder. I doubt I would write anything more on the subject. But I’ve thought about writing my own autobiography like she did. I may do that someday, but for now, I’m content with the memories of her family’s various little houses.


How about you? Are there any historical or public figures who interest you, whom you might want to write about? You can either leave a comment below or click here to participate in this week’s Open Book Blog Hop.


By the way, for those of you who use the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, The Red Dress is available for download from their site here. No matter how you read it, please be sure to review it wherever you can. That goes for all my books. Thank you for stopping by. Stay safe, happy, and healthy.


New! The Red Dress

Copyright July 2019 by DLD Books

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When Eve went to her high school senior prom, she wore a red dress that her mother had made for her. That night, after dancing with the boy of her dreams, she caught him in the act with her best friend. Months later, Eve, a freshman in college, is bullied into giving the dress to her roommate. After her mother finds out, their relationship is never the same again.

Twenty-five years later, Eve, a bestselling author, is happily married with three children. Although her mother suffers from dementia, she still remembers, and Eve still harbors the guilt for giving the dress away. When she receives a Facebook friend request from her old college roommate and an invitation to her twenty-five-year high school class reunion, then meets her former best friend by chance, she must confront the past in order to face the future.



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