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Laura Harrison McBride

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Possibly the weirdest thing about being an author is the research--especially when it turns up Eleanor of Aquitaine as one's 23rd great-grandmother. I'm also descended from a Tunisian who married a Spanish princess during the Crusades. And I can count among my ancestors a bunch of Brits who descended upon Providence, Rhode Island, in the early days of the colonies, and brought their incredibly fundamentalist Plymouth Brethren beliefs with them. Nonetheless, the grandfather who contributed that DNA to my mix was a first-class rascal, having been expelled from Albany Business College about 1901 for overturning an outhouse. He later went on to create a milk co-op in New York State that protected farmers' income for decades until corporate cong ...more

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If one is Irish-American, which I was before I was granted Irish citizenship as well, then one will either be a sentimental Irish person, or a history buff. I admit to being a bit of both. Maybe we all are.

I spent a good deal of the late 1970s and the 1980s in Ireland, often doing writing jobs for a US magazine, or other promotional jobs that contributed, I like to think, in a small way to the... Read more of this blog post »
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