Tag Archives: Writing

Dragonflies

When I’m writing until the wee hours of the morning, I have a snack of three multi-grain crackers with a glob of crunchy peanut butter and a dab of honey – yummmmyyyy – and I read something different from what … Continue reading

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Found Her Purpose in Life

On March 28, 1841, Dorothea Dix found her purpose in life. It was a cold, blustery day when she arrived at the East Cambridge jail in Boston, Massachusetts, to teach Sunday school to the prisoners. But, first, with her characteristic … Continue reading

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What Have I Been Up To?

Quick update via a question and answer format to fill in the gap between my 2/15  and 9/3 posts, although I did post on August 26th, Women’s Equality Day: Have you been speaking? Penny:  Yes–13 illustrated programs between then and … Continue reading

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Beautiful Friendship

“This beautiful friendship”: Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s daughter Maggie’s description of her mother and Susan B. Anthony as they created the monumental “History of Woman Suffrage”: “They write page after page with alacrity, they laugh and talk, poke the fire by … Continue reading

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Talking about Research and Writing

Had a fun time doing my PowerPoint presentation, “The Five Ws and One H of Writing: How About You?” to three classes of lively, engaged 5th graders, who are starting research projects on natural disasters, at the Clara E. Coleman … Continue reading

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Blog post on writing my new book

I wrote a guest blog about the process of writing Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan  B. Anthony: A Friendship That Changed the World for Helen Gallagher’s the excellent blog, www.releaseyourwriting.blogspot.com. You can read it by clicking on the link & … Continue reading

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On Writing My New Book

“Turning Pages,” a blog post I wrote for the MacKids  about writing Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship That Changed the World is online at: http://mackids.squarespace.com/mackidssquarespacecom/2011/5/3/turning-pages.html

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Why I Write Women’s History

I write about why I’ve written a “pile of books” about women in a piece that’s posted at www.vfa.us. Scroll down until you see “Feminist Writer of the Month” and my picture. (You’ll also see me with my brothers in … Continue reading

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Second pass pages

The day before Thanksgiving, I unexpectedly discovered a package with the second pass pages for Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship that Changed the World tucked between the screen door & front door.  Authors don’t typically get … Continue reading

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SBA

Susan “died” at 10:46 p.m. I ended the story of their friendship at 10:55 p.m. About then, I heard Linda come downstairs.

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