Monthly Archives: February 2017

The Real Aunt Mary



aunt-mary-1Tomorrow I am giving a reading of Summer in a Bowl to a local library group–the librarian is making the soup recipe in the back of the book.

I thought you might all like to meet the real Aunt Mary whose ¬†soup-making inspired the book. The little girl she is with is my older cousin, Diane…but we do look alike, so I probably looked a lot like that when I watched Aunt Mary make soup! The photo was taken in our Grandmother’s back yard.



Historical fiction applies the “what-if” to the past and comes up with fun ideas plots and stories.
CarolineWarfield is hosting me on her blog today–a few tips on writing history from me.