Monday, September 9, 2013

Everyone Has the Power

Everyone has the power for greatness, not for fame, but greatness, because greatness is determined by service ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

I've blogged before that I grew up reading the Little House books and John Jakes.  When I set out to write, I knew I would be historical writer. When my characters and ideas started forming in my head, I knew they belonged in historical backdrops.

Part of the reason I write historical fiction is because that is what I yearn to read. I want to read more stories about LGBT characters in historical settings. If I had more stories and fictional heros to read about, the coing out process might have been easier. You think we have our issues today, what about 1866 or 1910 or 1933 when it wasn't even talked about?

I am participating this week in Authors Care for Suicide Prevention Week.  I hope anyone reading this struggling with anything, understands that it does get better. No matter what the issues is:  sexuality, love, money, there are viable options. Anyone you know wants you around and nothing can be solved by your exit.

Thanks for joining me this week.  Here's a link to others blogging about this important subject this week:


Is it possible for two Civil War veterans to find their place in the world on the Kansas Prairie?

When the War Between the States ended in 1865 many Americans emerged from the turmoil energized by their possibilities for the future. Frank Greerson and Gregory Young were no different. After battling southern rebels and preserving the Union, the two men set out to battle the Kansas Prairie and build a life together. Frank yearned for his own farm, away from his family—even at the risk of alienating them. Gregory, an only child, returned home to claim his inheritance to help finance their adventure out west.

Between the difficult work of establishing a farm on the unforgiving Kansas prairie, and the additional obstacles provided by the weather, Native Americans and wild animals, will their love and loyalty be enough to sustain them through the hardships?

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  1. Good reflection to put some of today's challenges in perspective. Thanks for joining in on this hop!

  2. Thank you for hop.Hope others can be saved.

  3. Thanks for being part of the hop.