ABOUT THE BOOK
Dearest Minnie is a strong narrative-driven historical fiction which brings to light a typical sailor’s life on the USS Virginia during Teddy Roosevelt’s Great White Fleet cruise of sixteen battleships around the world in 1907-1909.
This story chronicles not only the cruise itself, but the social and political climate of that time in each port where the ships re-coaled. It is told through picture postcards and letters vividly portraying this world event sent from a sailor to his sweetheart eventually leading to a proposal of marriage. My research, the colored postcards and the actual words written by the sailor creates a fresh approach to this subject.
This book will appeal to those who have an interest in American history, military history, postcard collecting, geopolitical interest, and romance.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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Retired professional musician, music teacher, elementary teacher and childbirth educator and has taught several courses on memoir writing. I am a writer of non-fiction, collecting historic postcards and doing research. While researching the Great White Fleet I wrote an article for the Post Card Collector. In my spare time I enjoy fabric-art and quilting as well as attending classes at SOU through OLLI in Southern Oregon. I am currently working on my fourth book, living in Talent, Oregon.