I am the youngest of four children, raised in the old-fashioned Irish-American way. I suspect my mother encouraged me to write from an early age to keep me out of her hair, although she may have regretted the decision when my teachers began to call about the controversial stories I was writing. Thus I began my career of butting heads with the good sisters at my Catholic elementary school, and ended it by leaving high school for college with no diploma. I wear my high-school dropout badge rebelliously and proudly.
In college, I became fascinated with the Middle Ages, which was described as a “starry night” by one of my professors. So began a trek through languages and legends that informs my narrative non-fiction and historical fiction, as well as my blogs.
I love feedback and enjoy discussing ideas. I have an accountability blog for the Round of Words in Eighty Days entitled Leavekeeping; I write a blog on literary history, intellectual history, and the history of words entitled Lapidary Prose. I'm on Twitter and Facebook; my email is email@example.com.
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2 thoughts on “Dogs greeting their soldiers”
Did you ever read Rilla of Ingleside? It’s the last (and my favourite) book in the Anne of Green Gables series, about Anne’s youngest daughter. It’s set in WWI and it’s about what life was like for women at home while their men were off at war. There’s a wonderful plot thread about a dog. 🙂
I don’t know that book, L. E., though I will certainly look for it. I loved the Anne books that I read, but came to them late, and didn’t finish the series.