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Norma Huss

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I'm a mostly mystery writer who likes to chat. Visit me on my Facebook author page at: http://tinyurl.com/gtft75z

Yes, I mostly write mystery, which is why I call myself The Grandma Moses of Mystery. Although I'd previously published short stories and articles, my first book was published a month before my eightieth birthday. (The original Grandma Moses was an American folk artist who began painting in her late seventies.) Right now, my count is six books, all mysteries but one which is a non-fiction retelling of a young knucklehead working in Alaska for college money. (Said knucklehead was my father.)

Oh, and another reason why I call myself The Grandma Moses of Mystery? The original woman painted until her death at one hundred one years. S
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A bit of history — Ration Books

Rationing helped the war effort

In this time of corona virus and a disrupted country, I remember another time of disruption in the United States, and the world. Since I’m old, I remember World War II. I was a child, but I remembertrue ration books. The things rationed were to allow our country to tool up to fight a war. We received the books in the mail, one book for each member of the family. In each

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message 3: by Kris

Kris Neri Thanks for friending me, Norma. I'm a big Dorothy Gilman fan, too!

Kris

Kris Neri
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message 2: by Norma

Norma Huss Hi Beth,

And thank you for being the first to befriend me when I started on Goodreads!

Norma


message 1: by Beth

Beth Hi Norma,
Thanks for befriending this fellow Sister in Crime here on Goodreads!


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