/From C.A. Hartnell

First Day of Winter Wanderings

2019-01-30T22:44:12+00:00December 21st, 2018|

On the first day of Winter, I was reminded of my many Winter Wanderings throughout this wonderful Christmas season. Foremost in my wanderings is my book, Wild Winter: Christmas, Clues, and Crooks. The characters wander from one exciting adventure to another during the month of December 1955. What better way is there to represent

Wednesday Wanderings in an Arkansas Autumn

2019-01-30T23:00:33+00:00November 28th, 2018|

What a blast it was to be able to visit Arkansas in the Autumn! My friends and I like to seek out antique malls, hills covered in gorgeous Autumn foliage, thrift shops, glory trees, country food, and days of "Ohs and awes!" Saw this awesome Autumn color on the trees in Prairie Grove Battlefield

World Polio Day 2018

2019-01-30T22:58:38+00:00October 24th, 2018|

Polio is a vicious disease that for countless years caused suffering for adults and children across the United States and around the world until a vaccine mostly stopped it in the spring of 1955. My historical fiction, children's chapter book, Scary Spring: Our Polio Fright of 1955, written for 8 and up, is about

My Ireland Adventure: Part 1

2019-01-30T22:51:02+00:00September 27th, 2018|

Here are some highlights from my recent Ireland Adventure trip by train and bus. Even though I'm only 9% Irish, I've longed to visit Ireland for many years! My Irish ancestral names are Malone, Bell, Love, and Tedford. A group of friends and I toured special places all around the Emerald Isle. The famous

Retro Thrift Shop Finds

2019-01-30T22:33:59+00:00August 17th, 2018|

Let's all celebrate National Thrift Shop/Non-Profit Day by having a fun adventure shopping at our favorite thrift shops/stores or find some new ones in our communities. Recently, I visited several of my local shops in Henderson, Nevada, located next to Las Vegas. What a "blast to the past" walking the aisles of a Thrift

National Bowling Day + Free Coloring Pages!

2019-02-05T22:56:52+00:00August 11th, 2018|

Happy National Bowling Day! In honor of my father growing up in the bowling world and my love for the 1950's, here are two coloring pages from the Cool Cats Coloring and Activity Book to download, print, and enjoy! Be sure to hashtag #cahartnell on social media and share your art! Just click on

Ice Cream Adventures Blog on National Hot Fudge Sundae Day

2019-01-30T22:05:05+00:00July 25th, 2018|

There are all kinds of ways to have an ice cream adventure! So on National Hot Fudge Sundae Day, which is also Way Back Wednesday and part of National Ice Cream month, I decided to write about ice cream...one of my favorite summertime treats! It was fun to create a delicious hot fudge sundae

National Eat at a Food Truck Day

2019-01-30T22:04:44+00:00June 29th, 2018|

Had a blast recently visiting Magnolia Silos in wonderful Waco, Texas, and enjoying treats from their many food trucks! They're lined up one after another on the perimeter of the Silos property. If you're wondering why there aren't any people around, it's because I snuck back over to the Silos just before they closed for the

Sunday Funday Food

2019-01-30T19:49:44+00:00May 20th, 2018|

Sweet Greetings from Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, on Sunday Funday. Had a blast and a really fun day visiting several retro food places serving yummy treats and delicious eats in this terrific town. Look for this sofa-filled cooler in Mrs. Honeypeeps Sweet Shop in downtown Coeur D'Alene. Not only can you buy a vintage soda,

Thank You Easter Seals Nevada!

2019-01-30T19:50:35+00:00April 26th, 2018|

It's Thank You Thursday! Thank you Easter Seals of Nevada for all you do and for your Family Fun Carnival on March 31, 2018, at Wayne Bunker Family Park. Thank you Easter Seals that my sister Gail and I got to be a part of your fun event. Finally, a giant THANK YOU to ALL

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