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I have been writing stories since I was nine years old. I worked as a reporter for two small town newspapers, as a publicist for an auto salvage yard and an aluminum recycling business, and as the author for two academic reference books, one of which helped to launch the field of women's history. Then I ventured into creative nonfiction, writing grant proposals for the Sierra Club, the Minnesota Historical Society, and the Minneapolis Public Library.

Born and raised in Minneapolis, I have lived in Philadelphia, Boston, and San Francisco.
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Ames Sheldon Thank you, Karen and Bob. It's been a treat to be able to focus on my passion -- writing historical fiction -- once I retired. I'm still living in MN.…moreThank you, Karen and Bob. It's been a treat to be able to focus on my passion -- writing historical fiction -- once I retired. I'm still living in MN. I heard that you'd moved but that was a long time ago. How are you doing? Ames(less)
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Reproductive Freedom: It Took Massachusetts 100 Years! 

The recent Senate Bill # 8 in Texas, banning abortion for women at six weeks, before many even know that they’re pregnant, is outrageous! In the past year alone, more than one hundred laws restricting birth control and abortions have been introduced in many states across the country. 

It’s easy to forget what life was like for women before birth control was readily accessible. Surprisingly, Massach

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A Stream To Follow by Jess  Wright
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This is a wonderful historical novel, very well-researched, about a physician coming out of World War II, returning home to Pennsylvania where he sets up shop as a family physician. He encounters PTSD, the ravages of silicosis, and other challenges. ...more
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A lovely novel in poetry about a young woman in Detroit in 1933 and her French mother and Greek father who found each other in Saint-Malo during WWII.
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Call Me Athena by Colby Cedar Smith
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A lovely novel in poetry about a young woman in Detroit in 1933 and her French mother and Greek father who found each other in Saint-Malo during WWII.
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Caste by Isabel Wilkerson
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This was a fabulous book-- it explained so much to me about caste, racism, and how Donald Trump could get elected in 2016.
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