2nd Edition of Women, Power, and AT&T is finally in the hands of the publisher. Kathryn@19 is in final draft. All this managed to happen while I was overly engaged in politics. Plus enjoying a wonderful summer in Mt. Gretna.
Both the 2nd edition of Women, Power, and AT&T and the first draft of Woman of My Dreams are about to be in the hands of XLIBRIS.
I’ve discovered putting out a second edition of the AT&T book is not so easy when the first was done over 10 years ago by a different publisher and in effect in a different publishing world. I’ve written a new preface and acquired new permissions and in some cases new originals for the illustrations. And, I had to drop one important picture because not every newspaper company has figured out how to give permission at reasonable cost for “on demand” publishing!
At the same time, Woman of My Dreams has captivated me. My family archives hold much too much information, but I have been able to focus on one year – 1923 – and on one person – my mother Kathryn. In the summer of 1923, her Grandmother took her on a train trip across the country – I have both their diaries and last year took basically the same journey. In Kathryn’s 1923 diary, she shares her dreams with the woman she hopes to be someday.
Have several books active at the moment, two with Xlibris:
2nd Edition of Women, Power, and AT&T: Winning Rights in the Workplace
WOMAN OF MY DREAMS – the working title of my real-life novel!
And have found an archival setting at Elizabethtown College for the materials used to create Dear Coach: Letters Home from WW II
What better place to be than here in the bend of time and space known as Mount Gretna! From here I can go back to the 1890’s and connect with Rebecca, my great grandmother, or go forward and support the progressive women candidates of the future. Moonlight and I can go hiking in the woods, yet I can have the New York Times delivered each morning.