June 28 is National Alaska Day!

2019-06-28T20:14:30+00:00June 28th, 2019|Posts From C.A. Hartnell|

National Alaska Day is June 28, so here are some photos from an Alaska Cruise I took in September 2017 with my sister, Gail, and friends. I’m standing on a dock in Ketchikan, Alaska, with its harbor in the background. Check out the cruise ship in my sunglasses! Alaska is a spectacular place to visit!

Check Out My Summer Book Bundle!

2019-05-30T19:36:09+00:00May 30th, 2019|Posts From C.A. Hartnell|

It's the unofficial kick off of summer! Kids are out of school, families are planning road trips, and many of us are enjoying the warmer weather throughout the United States. In celebration of this fun season, you can buy all FOUR of my 50s book series for only $32.00! My 1950s children's book, Sinister

Springtime Fun in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

2019-03-27T16:52:09+00:00March 27th, 2019|Posts From C.A. Hartnell|

Springtime in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, is so lovely! A year ago, in the Spring of 2018 on a visit to Coeur d’Alene, I discovered this gorgeous garden in one of the city’s cute neighborhoods. If you’ve never visited this special city find time to go there! I love Springtime and wrote all about it in

First Day of Winter Wanderings

2019-01-30T22:44:12+00:00December 21st, 2018|Posts From C.A. Hartnell|

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|Posts From C.A. Hartnell|

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|Posts From C.A. Hartnell|

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|Posts From C.A. Hartnell|

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

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