Rules of the Great Depression: Make Do

There were four rules of The Great Depression that helped folks make it through those tough economic times. Use it up Wear it out Make do Do without Yesterday we talked about using up what we've got and wearing it out. Today, we're going to discuss making do. We live in a culture of disposables. Nothing [...]

The Rules of the Great Depression: Use It Up. Wear It Out.

There were four rules to surviving the Great Depression: Use it up Wear it out Make do Do without Folks in my soon-to-release novel A Trail of Crumbs: A Novel of the Great Depression (coming March 27...wink, wink) had to follow these rules in order to hold onto their hard earned (and often hard to come by) [...]

11 Facts about Black Sunday

If you read A Cup of Dust you know that the story ended on Palm Sunday, 1935. All seems well. Sunny, bright, blue sky, the dust is over. If, however, you know the history of the Dust Bowl, you are aware that the day didn't end the way it started. A Trail of Crumbs (releasing March 27) [...]

My worth is not held in the stars

I'm going to admit a little secret. I read my reviews. Yeah, I know I probably shouldn't. It gives fuel for the inner voice that's mean to me. And the good reviews can inflate my head/ego. But I can't stop. I've tried. And all along, since Paint Chips released I've dreaded getting the first 1 star review. [...]