Author, lecturer, storyteller. There I was minding my own business when suddenly the voices showed up. I finally have a job I truly love.
On June 4th the National Orphan Train Complex awarded me the Charles Loring Brace award for the historical accuracy within my books. This is truly humbling because, if not for Charles Loring Brace there would not have been a Placing out Program to write about.
Now, I am further honored to be listed on the National Orphan Train Complex Speaker’s Bureau as an approved speaker for my lectures on the Orphan Trains.
During my hour-long presentation, I use an integrated PowerPoint to share the history of the Orphan Trains along with reasons there were so many children in need of a home. I also share some of the stories of the children who rode the trains. I am always open to questions after my presentation and will normally have my books available for purchase. Already own a copy? I’ll be happy to sign them as well.
A note from the author:
The Orphan Train Saga books are clean reads.
Seems like Yesterday- no sex or swearing.
The Jerry McNeal Series – no sex, but does have the occasional swear word.
Surviving the Storm – a darker read, with sex, language and triggers that might not be for everyone.
The rest of my romance books have sex, and swear words.