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Spread Holiday Love and Joy

November 20, 2018

Traditions are prevalent this time of year. It’s the beginning of the holiday season, and customary activities have begun: football, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, pumpkin pie, Santa greeting children in shopping malls, making gingerbread houses, cooking all day, and gathering with family and friends. Some people go further with their traditions in honoring the … Continue reading Spread Holiday Love and Joy

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Thanksgiving, Then & Now

November 14, 2018

  Is there anything more fascinating than a story … especially a true story told by someone who really lived it? The details may become so vivid that you feel as if you’re there. In my book, Honed Virtue, I combine fiction with personal life experiences. I believe that the blend of the two allowed for the creation … Continue reading Thanksgiving, Then & Now

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“Honed Virtue caught my interest right from the start. I loved the interaction… Back in the 1930s, things were tough and kids had to grow up fast. The closeness of the two families was very natural and ethnic backgrounds did not matter. They learned from each other. We should have more of that in this day and age… …very entertaining and kept my Interest… enticed me to want to read the next book to find out what will happen… Two thumbs. It was refreshing and delightful.”

-Barbara Kaufhold Licensed Massage Therapist

5 Stars - Wonderful Insight into Growing Up During The Great Depression. I so enjoyed this book! The story of this young man growing up in rural Oregon during the Great Depression was absolutely spot-on. It echoed my family’s oral tradition as well as stories from my own youth.The story is so well told that I became totally invested in it by the end of the first chapter. It was such a page-turner that I made myself take breaks so that I could savor the story. I can’t wait to read the rest of this young man’s story along with Ito and his other friends. The next book in the series can’t come quickly enough for me. This author’s writing style is very easy to absorb. His segues into the background of the other characters feels seamless. The characters, their emotions and their conversations ring absolutely correct. This book will be in my permanent ‘Keepers’ collection. I will be reading all of this author’s work.”

-Janet R. Graham Water Quality Control Analyst