All Blog Posts Tagged 'history' (38)

Celebrate Black History Month with F.W. Abel (author interview)



F.W. Abel was born in the city of New York, long ago enough to have not even been a teenager at the beginning of the Civil War Centennial.  He escaped from Fordham University with a degree in psychology into the U.S. Army.  The army had him function as a psychologist for a while, until he…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on February 23, 2014 at 3:58am — 1 Comment

New Release - Forebears by John Needham

A fascinating story of discovery spanning the 20th and 21st Centuries.

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 About the book:  When Jay Harding is given his grandmother June’s diary after her death he discovers a vivid picture depicting one Englishwoman’s life from childhood during the dark times of wartime Britain up to the present day. But he’s already learned dark secrets. Prior to her passing his…

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Added by Susan Keefe on February 10, 2014 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Engine 24 Fire Stories 2 by Joe Corso

Amazing stories from a retired fire fighter.

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About the book: Every firefighter has a treasure trove of interesting stories to tell and the stories more often than not are instructional as well as exciting. When I was a firefighter, I kept notes of the fires I responded to. Now that I am retired, I have reflected on my career as a firefighter and have written a second book about the men alongside…

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Added by Susan Keefe on November 4, 2013 at 10:49am — No Comments

The Murder & Resurrection of Raggedy Ann

I love to pass down to my daughter things that I used to have when I was a little girl. It's like I'm sharing a tiny piece of my history with her.  For example, she has my old baby ring that she wears on a necklace, as well as some of my old baby clothes that she uses to dress up her stuffed animals.  And recently, she hit the ultimate jackpot when my mom came across my old Raggedy Ann doll up in the attic.  She was so excited to have…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on October 23, 2013 at 4:25pm — No Comments

Book Review: ‘Sweet Karoline’ by Catherine Astolfo

“I met Ethan on the day that I killed Karoline.”

Thus begins this psychological mystery. One has to admit, it is a great hooky first line for a book!

What if, in a moment of thoughtless anger, you were to wish your best friend’s demise, then, soon after, that friend ended up dead?

This is the story of our smart, beautiful,…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on July 25, 2013 at 4:17pm — No Comments

An Interview with Catherine Astolfo, Author of ‘Sweet Karoline’

Catherine Astolfo retired in 2002 after a very successful 34 years in education. She can recall writing fantasy stories for her classmates in Grade Three, so she started finishing her books the day after her retirement became official. Her short stories and poems have been published in a number of Canadian literary presses. Her story, “What Kelly Did”, won the prestigious Arthur…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on July 19, 2013 at 8:22am — No Comments

Ring Around the Rosie: Learn The Truth Behind This Popular Nursery Rhyme and Game

Do you remember playing Ring Around the Rosie as a child?  I do!  I remember playing this game when I was fairly young.  When my son came home from daycare a few days ago saying “posies, posies” while grabbing his older brother’s hand.  I was trying to figure out what he was talking about.  My son…

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Added by Christy Garrett on May 8, 2013 at 4:24pm — No Comments

Surprise Mom With A Mother’s Day Ring – Learn Why She Wants One

Do you want to give the mother in your life a mother’s ring?  A mother’s ring is a great piece of jewelry that displays each of her child’s birthstone and make a great surprise gift.  A birthstone can represent a child that is living or one that has passed on.  I know that mom’s around the world long to have…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 23, 2013 at 9:29pm — No Comments

Planning a Baby Shower: Proper Baby Shower Etiquette

A baby shower was a tradition that was started to celebrate the arrival of a new baby for expectant mothers.  However, the tradition begin in the very early days and was very different compared to today’s baby showers.  In fact, there is a lot of controversy surrounding today’s baby showers and the…

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Added by Christy Garrett on March 5, 2013 at 5:16pm — No Comments

What Are We Learning During Black History Month?

Fred Shuttlesworth,(1922-2011), was the pastor of the Birmingham, Alabama First Baptist Church who worked alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He organized the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights in 1956 and also helped head the movement to integrate Birmingham's schools, offices, and public facilities.  This was my latest facebook status as I had declared to not only educate myself and family but all of my facebook world on the great African Americans in history throughout the…

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Added by Miranda Ramsey Evans on February 27, 2013 at 4:32pm — No Comments

How Did Valentine’s Day Become a Popular Tradition?

Valentine’s day was started as a day to show that you care for others by sharing cards, candy, flowers, and gifts.  This tradition is especially popular in the United States and it was originally called St. Valentine’s Day.  The day was after a Christian Saint named Valentinus.  There are several…

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Added by Christy Garrett on February 14, 2013 at 3:05pm — No Comments

How Did Valentine’s Day Become a Popular Tradition?

Valentine’s day was started as a day to show that you care for others by sharing cards, candy, flowers, and gifts.  This tradition is especially popular in the United States and it was originally called St. Valentine’s Day.  The day was after a Christian Saint named Valentinus.  There are several…

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Added by Christy Garrett on February 14, 2013 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Interview with Jack L. Brody, author of The Moroni Deception

Please welcome my special guest, Jack L. Brody, author of the latest suspense thriller, The Moroni Deception. I had the opportunity to read it and you can find my review in Blogcritics. In this interview, Brody talks about the history behind the book and how difficult it was to dwell in Mormon controversy, among…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on September 12, 2012 at 3:34am — No Comments

Conspiracy, double identities, car chases and espionage!

Alabaster Black is hiding from the United States Government. Over the past two years she’s had different identities. As a forensic accountant, she does forensic investigations of people’s finances in order to protect the country’s internal financial system and stop dangerous greed. But her latest report to secret organization…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on June 15, 2012 at 10:22am — No Comments

Author Highlight: Jeffery L. Schatzer

Teaching young readers about our countries history is easy and fun with the Professor Tuesday series of books by Jeffery L. Schatzer. I've had the opportunity to read his wonderful adventure about The Underground Railroad and found it very interesting and surprisingly fun to read. Although the subject matter is touchy, he has provided middle grade readers an opportunity to become engaged with characters they can relate to.

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Added by Kristi Bernard on May 17, 2012 at 10:16pm — No Comments

Ancient Memories - Terry L. White, Author

Ancient Memories – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of A Book and A Dish; Stir, Laugh, Repeat and Think With Your Taste Buds…

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Added by Martha A. Cheves on February 7, 2012 at 5:27pm — No Comments

Dream Walker - Velda Brotherton, Author



Dream Walker – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat and Think With Your Taste Buds – Desserts



“Hear that, Injun,” Doaks snarled.  “They don’t want me to kill ye.  What do you think?”  She wanted to cry out that she was a white as she was red.  White like her…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on October 26, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Legends of Tsalagee - Phil Truman, Author

One of the best humor/mystery books I've read in a long time.  Read my review and the author's recipe by going to A Book and A… Continue

Added by Martha A. Cheves on September 9, 2011 at 7:05pm — No Comments

MotherKnows: Maintain Your Child's Medical Records Online

I was recently provided with the opportunity to use and evaluate MotherKnows, a new service for parents.  MotherKnows was created by parents for parents and allows us to better manage our children's medical records. MotherKnows is a secure website and mobile app that provides parents access…

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Added by Cyndy Lay on September 3, 2011 at 8:45pm — No Comments

Now My Life Begins - Shirley A. Roe, Author

History and Love...together they make a beautiful story.  Read my review and the author's recipe for Oatmeal Cakes by going to A Book and A… Continue

Added by Martha A. Cheves on August 25, 2011 at 6:24pm — No Comments

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