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I grew up in Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri before moving to Colorado and now in Arizona. I have 3 children, 2 step children, 8 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, several great grandchildren.
I majored in Journalism at Christian College in Columbia, MO, now Columbia College and Kansas University. I worked for various newspapers, daily and weekly and co-founded a weekly in Creede and South Fork, CO.
I've produced 4 audio books of pioneer women's diaries, published 3 non-fiction books and now published this historical novel of my grandparents hospital for unwed mothers in Kansas City, MO. 1905 to 1969. It is called Unfortunate Women.
I live in Tucson with a dog and two cats and sell real estate.
I have skied, golfed, hiked, climbed three fourteener mountains in CO., and I swim laps and walk daily.
When Cora Haworth’s sister was disowned after falling pregnant at fourteen Cora and her husband took action: they founded the Willows Maternity Sanitarium. Established in 1905, it became the Ritz of maternity homes, offering massage and spa treatments to anonymous girls who’d learned too late the consequences of sex in a society that repaid their… [Read More]
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I was interested in your comment that your good friend won’t read your book. My best friend won’t read mine either. It hurts and I don’t understand why she won’t.
I’m having a hard time reaching my niche for my […]
Beverly Benson Van Horn commented on the post, Dear Editor: What is Purple Prose & How Can I Fix It? 1 year, 7 months ago
I can write non-fiction books but just wrote my first novel even tho it’s historical and based on facts. I am a journalist by education and trade so had a hard time elaborating. So, maybe it’s a good thing after […]