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"Let us never forget that government is ourselves & not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President & senators & congressmen & government officials, but the VOTERS of this country." Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd US President

As I write, we citizens are doing what we, the people, have always done: Figuring out how to govern ourselves and get along with one another, recognizing and respecting our differing points of view and ways of life, not always successfully. But as FDR's good friend and British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, used to say, back in their own difficult times (the Second World War), "we bumble onward." We try to find a way. As for myself, I've written the text for a revised, paperbacked second edition of HILLARY CLINTON: American Woman of the World, to be published by Aladdin in the fall, 2017.


(1.) Please do visit

(2.) I hope that you all will have checked out my book published by the National Geographic published 300 truly weird historical facts, most of which I found for YE OLDE WEIRD but TRUE. I swear, the past is strange as now!

(3.) When you visit An Historical Dame, at, you'll find my Betsy-Tacy Coloring Book, based on the delightful Betsy-Tacy books by Maud Hart Lovelace; AND my Laura Ingalls Wilder Note  Cards - six different drawings on six blank cards with matching envelopes - as well as my popular,  informative, and exceedingly detailed Laura Ingalls Wilder Coloring Book.



(4.) Questions about me, my books, the possibility of my coming to speak to your group, your students? Or just want to say hello? Feel free to email me by way of

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(6.) To learn about a bunch of us nonfiction authors AND dip into a swell database, showing the curriculum standards satisfied by our many titles, do please visit

Want to find out about the people behind all of the birthdays, deathdays, and anniversaries that infest your calendar?   Every single one of those dates stands for a story.  Visit:

CLICK over to my Coloring Pages.  You totally have my permission to make copies of them and NOT stay in the lines when you color!

Read a lot. Write a lot. We bumble onward!







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