Las Vegas author C.A. Hartnell is full of stories from her childhood, growing up in El Monte, California, about 15 miles outside of Los Angeles. This year she re-released her four-book children’s series containing stories from her childhood; next she plans on writing a “grown-up” book about Las Vegas, what she calls a “cozy
Day 5 and back on Route 66 doing our road trip through New Mexico in a surprise snowstorm! So from California to New Mexico we’ve gone from sunshine to snow! Things have gotten really wild on Route 66! Snow Day!!!❄️ More Day 5 on our Route 66 Road Trip in Santa Rosa, New Mexico, at
Day 3 on our fabulous Route 66 Road Trip! What a great adventure we’re having! Here I am with my classic car and my book series with the car in them! Here’s my car called Hawk’s Ride right before it’s getting loaded into the trailer for the rest of the Route 66 Road Trip! Drove
Stopped in Victorville, California, for a Route 66 visit! I’m outside the California Route 66 Museum in Old Town Victorville and what a cool place! One whole side of the museum is a giant mural with the Route 66 California cities. Since I grew up in California this was especially cool for me to see!
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
If you were born after the 1950s, you may know little or nothing about the frightening epidemic that was part of just about everyone's lives back then. Polio outbreaks were frequent and not well understood. Although doctors, hospitals and health organizations tried to fight this crippling disease, it continued to spread and affect children throughout
Every decade has memorable events, especially for those who lived through that particular slice of history. Today, those growing up in the 1950s are the grandparents of many young people maturing right now. This decade is revisited by many 50s books, remembering the good, the bad, and the crazy times. Here are some ways that
Looking back over the past helps us learn about ourselves and our world, as well as revive thrilling, joyful, terrifying and heartbreaking memories. The decade of the 1950s conjures up images of the advent of rock and roll with Elvis Presley, the frightening polio outbreaks, the ominous Korean War and the fascinating introduction of the