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Jim Oglethorpe

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I'm 66 years old and a native of Connellsville, Pennsylvania and graduated from Penn State in 1972. After living in Columbia, Maryland for 33 years, My wife Jean and I moved to Fort Myers, Florida in 2007.
In 2009 I was captured by an inspiration to set stories in the little town where I grew up. Not theplace it is now, but the proud town it was in 1900. At that time Connellsville, Pennsylvania was at the heart of America’s industrial revolution. A rich coal seam nearby was being mined, processed and shipped to the steel mills of Pittsburgh. In an era of robber-baron capitalists, few were more successful than local boy H.C. Frick. He became a multi-millionaire off the backs of immigrant laborers.
It’s into this place and time that I drop m
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I'm new here at Goodreads, and a first-time author. I'd like to share my experiences as I work to promote my book and do research for my next one.
Yesterday was busy and fun. I'm here in Connellsville PA, my home town and the setting for Leisenring No. 1, my first book. I'm in town for my high school class reunion and taking the opportunity to do some promotion. Thanks to CJ Paxinos, owner of T... Read more of this blog post »
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