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Still writing

Working on a history of Third Cliff, Scituate, from even before recorded time. Stay tuned.

Best Song Ever

My current nomination features an electric organ and bongos (thanks to a drum machine). It's funky and has a great message. "Why Can't We...

How did you become a historian?

It was an accident. I always loved maps. So when a course was advertised at the local Senior Center about "Scituate in Maps" I signed up....

Women's Suffrage Markers

Recently I worked to develop applications for markers at two historic suffrage sites in Boston. This is for the Pomeroy Foundation's...

Vote!

Please vote, if you haven't done so yet. The suffragists in my book Summer Suffragists worked for women's right to vote for many years....

Bookstore

Just a quick shout-out for Buttonwood Books in Cohasset, which is carrying my book. They have a great selection, including a section for...

Ships and shipyards

It's been really busy getting out the word about my new book, Summer Suffragists, checking out possible book awards, and arranging for a...

It Happened in a Zoom Chat

It took me a while to realize the significance, but the first person I learned that bought my book is a great great granddaughter of...

Published!

The book is out, as you probably noticed from the Home page, and available for purchase at Amazon. There is a print version (paperback)...

Centennial of Women's Suffrage Today

August 18, 2020. On this day 100 years ago, America adopted the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, giving women the vote. It was a great...

Self-publishing progress

Uploaded manuscript and cover to Amazon KDP. They passed the quality check. (Probably because I followed all their guidance on formatting...

Submitted to Amazon KDP

I finished reviewing my final draft, found and fixed a few problems, then submitted it to Amazon KDP 8-1-20. Pretty easy process so far....

Ready to Publish?

Just finished my Word draft incorporating everything I could learn about book design. It seems Amazon self-publishing (KDP) will accept a...

ISBN, LCCN, etc.

I got my ISBN for the book's paperback version. I applied for an LCCN. Then I worked on getting the images integrated into the book. I...

Progress

Lots of progress lately. I've been too busy to post much. But now I have massaged the images (see separate post on Grayscale). As far as...

Grayscale

The advice was that images for the book in black & white must be set in grayscale. How hard could that be? Well, it has been a grueling...

Final laps?

Just finished a review draft that I am pretty happy with. It's now out for a kind of peer review. Still polishing. Focus has moved...