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Kathryn Bashaar

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March 2008


Before she could even read, Kathryn Bashaar earned the nickname “Suitcase Simpson” for the little suitcase of books she carried everywhere she went, and her passion for literature has continued into middle age. The Saint’s Mistress is her first novel. Her essays and short stories have been published in the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette, the Civil War Times, and the literary journal Metamorphosis. Kathryn lives in Pittsburgh, PA, with her husband, Al, and is thrilled that both of her adult children and her first grandchild also live in Pittsburgh.

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Kathryn Bashaar Jane Eyre and Mr. Rochester for sure, but only because I love Jane so much. I actually have never understood what she saw in the dark - and, frankly, …moreJane Eyre and Mr. Rochester for sure, but only because I love Jane so much. I actually have never understood what she saw in the dark - and, frankly, dishonest - Rochester, but Jane is like my best friend. If she loves her man, I'll put up with him.(less)
Kathryn Bashaar Sorry, just saw this question. I've obviously spent way too much time away from my author page. Well, I never have a problem sitting still too much! B…moreSorry, just saw this question. I've obviously spent way too much time away from my author page. Well, I never have a problem sitting still too much! Both at my day job and at my labor-of-love job, I sit, sit, sit, but I am a very fidgety person, so I get up at least once an hour to get a drink of water or a snack, or (at my office job) walk over and talk to someone when I could have sent an e-mail or IM. So, Jason, if you are not a naturally fidgety person, like I am, I recommend becoming fidgety. Once an hour, make yourself get up to either get something to eat or drink, or do a few exercises (keep weights in your office or walk around the block if it's a nice day). This was a really good question; I enjoyed answering it. p.s. How did you like Passion of the Western Mind? It was almost too thought-provoking for me; I was glad to finish it!(less)
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Eleven 18th-century Buildings in Allegheny County





After visiting the Old Stone Tavern last summer, Al and I got curious about how many other 18th-century buildings still exist in the Pittsburgh area.  We discovered that there are at least eleven, and we visited all of them, either on the trail for previous blog posts or over the past two weeks.  Our trip took us all over the county, from Bethel Park to Leetsdale. 





FORT PITT BLOCKHOUSE (1764)



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“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”
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message 4: by Ada

Ada Hallo! thanks for the friend request. I really liked your review because it was so well said. Even though I dont't think it's something I will pick up I think your review will stay with me for some time.


Majenta Hi! Friend Request accepted, thank you for Requesting! Congratulations on your book. I hope you're having a great spring week.

Best wishes from Majenta


``Laurie Henderson Thanks for the friend vite Kathy.


message 1: by R. J.

R. J. I have read "Proof of Heaven" and agree with Kathy.
A good read/well written.
One of these days I will list the books I have read.
R. J.


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