I think I’m getting closer. I have about 10 scenes left to write (yes, I use Scrivener.). Unfortunately, they are the most difficult. I know, you say, why did I not start with those. Well, this portion of the novel was actually an afterthought. I felt led by one of the characters in this direction. AND, this led me to a much greater amount of research.

I know I have been rather sporadic in my posting. I try to come up with something everyday but some days there’s just nothing. I feel like an empty shell. 

Still, I soldier on. I know this is the book, or at least one of the books, that I am meant to write. I’ve been back and forth with ideas for other stories. I ask myself, should I stop and try one of them but I always go back to the original novel. There lies my heart. 

Hang with me on my quiet days. The days when my chronic illness overwhelms me. I always bounce back. 

I never give up. 

Hello. I am the author of the Historical Fiction novel called Mamie Garrison. It is a tale of slavery, abolition, romance and history, set in the years just prior to the Civil War. It is available on Kindle for .99 and also in paperback. Mamie Garrison has a dual storyline. The present day story involves Bella and Andrew finding Mamie's journals. Their story includes romance and paranormal aspects. Mamie's story follows her adventures as an abolitionist through her journals. There are some mysteries as well as an unusual background in Mamie's life. I have completed book two in my series. Colin Garrison, Book 2 of The Garrisons is available at Amazon.com/dp/B0759MYN81. Please see my Colin Garrison page under the menu option for a small sample of this new book. The third and final book in the series, Emily Garrison is now available. Please see above for link. I am 62 with one adult child and one grandchild. I have always enjoyed the written word and have been a voracious reader from my early youth. I am inspired by many authors in the historical fiction genre. I am also a lover of Russian literature, particularly Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. I find great inspiration for creating characters by looking at the ones these two authors have created. There is such a depth to them. I have written for most of my life in one form or another. I have dabbled in poetry and songwriting, and have more started novels than finished ones. In my free time, I like reading, history and travel. I am interested in genealogy and working on my family tree. I live in St Louis.

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