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About me

Occupation Writer
Location Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
Introduction Before my twilight years, I was an activist for social and political change, working for civil rights, women's rights, worker's rights, peace and justice. My involvement in women's liberation of the 70s has been documented in two books: "Feminism in the Heartland" by Judith Exekiel, (The Ohio University Press, 2002); and "Feminists Who Changed America, 1963-1975" (University of Illinois Press, 2006). Today, I stay close to my computer, writing books for young adults (9 to 90), and currently working on a six-book series set in Southern Ohio, which depicts six generations of the fictional Douglas family from 1803 to 1937 and using the major social and political movements of those times as a backdrop for the stories.
Interests The three Rs: reading, 'riting, and 'rithmetic, (and science especially astronomy), gardening
Favorite Movies To Kill a Mockingbird, Chocolat, A Man and a Woman
Favorite Music jazz, big band sounds, oldies from the 40s and 50s, classical, spirituals, classic country.
Favorite Books "The Hungry Fire" by Gene Kreves, retired Unitarian-Universalist minister(Poems Affirming the Strength of our Humanity), To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon, The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton.