Hi! I’m Kathy—wife, mother, writer, Christ-follower, friend. Born in Peru to Nebraskan parents, I grew up in Texas and now live in . . . Nebraska. Yep. Sometimes life does bring us in complete circles.
I earned my Masters degree in education and was an English teacher in what now seems like a former life. I’ve also spent some time in the business world, writing newsletters and ad copy, but when we were blessed with the adoption of our son, I took time out to be a full-time mom. Three years later, we were blessed again with the adoption of our daughter and my days as a stay-at-home mom continued. Then when our youngest started kindergarten, I decided it was finally time to begin pursuing a life-long dream I had of writing fiction, and can now say (eight long years later) that I’ve finished my first novel. Well, almost finished. I’m in the editing, re-writing and polishing stage right now.
Along the way to writing that first novel—a story set in Wyoming in the early 1900’s—I uncovered all sorts of treasures and oddities that drew me down rabbit trails and away from my novel writing (which could very well explain why it took eight years.) Those little bits of gold I dug up are the reason for this blog. Why not share some of those nuggets of research with the Web community? Something I found may be just what another researcher needs, or if not, at least some of you might find it as interesting as I did.
So if you have a taste for history, more specifically, turn-of-the-20th-century history, stick around. You may find something you’ll like.