BOOK RELEASE, NOVEMBER OF 2018
HOW WE SURVIVE HERE: FAMILIES ACROSS TIME
I’m so excited to see “How We Survive Here” become a reality, the “story behind the story” of my historical novel The Last of the Blacksmiths. This family history memoir is about how my first real taste of genealogy occurred in the midst of my studies to earn a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, all the while struggling with the care of aging family members. My story is similar to what happens to so many of us as we explore our genealogy. We endeavor to share what we’ve discovered, perhaps by expanding acquaintances with relatives, and with writing and corresponding, and our lives are richer for the process. My German cousin Angela Weber’s translations of three dozen 19th-century letters by German immigrant blacksmiths and wagon-makers to Cleveland are included in the book. Scheduled release date by Coffeetown Press is November 1, 2018.