A fictionalized look at the life of an astronaut wife in the days of Apollo

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RVing in the Stone Age with Six Kids and a Dog

Posted by on Oct 17, 2013 in Travel, Uncategorized | 0 comments

RVing in the Stone Age Six kids and a dog   The 1960s were the Stone Age of RVs.  Although they had been around in one form or another for years, they were just getting really popular and they weren’t inexpensive.  It was getting impossible for us to go on a camping trip with our six kids, ages five through fourteen (that included two sets of boy/girl twins ages 5 and 11) and get everything we needed stuffed in to a station wagon – even one with a luggage rack on top.  A new mobile home that would fit us was beyond the reach financially...

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Appearances for Keeper of the Flame – an astronaut wives story

Posted by on Jul 15, 2013 in Uncategorized | 5 comments

Hi, folks! I will be traveling back to Southern California from Texas next week for three speaking engagements. One is with the Seal Beach Leisure World group. Another is with the Tustin Public Library and yet another with the Orange Public Library. I made these dates when I was “home” for presentations a couple of months ago. It is a kick to talk to groups of people who are there because they are interested. They are so responsive and the interaction is lively. I hope to get some engagements with groups such as the Chamber of...

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The astronaut wife book

Posted by on Jun 8, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I will be going to California again in July to speak at the Orange County library and the Tustin library and to the Seal Beach Leisure World. And I am trying to get more conversant with the social media. That’s a tough one for me and I’m going to find a class at the local community colleges that will hopefully help me out. There are times when it seems overwhelming but maybe the class will help.

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More books about astronaut wives

Posted by on Jun 6, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

My time at Spacefest V in Tucson was fabulous many of the old astronauts were there some of whom I hadn’t seen in close to 49 years. It was fun touching base again and meeting some of the “new” astronaut wives. They said thecrowd wasn’t as bountiful as previous years but what they lacked in numbers they made up in enthusiasm. One little boy,11, didn’t know whatSkylab was so I explained it to him and he bought a book for his mother! I am working on getting some marketing help from the business department at...

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Books about Apollo astronaut wives

Posted by on May 4, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I had a good turnout at the Santa Ana library last week. Some high school friends showed up as well as a group offreindly and interested others. We had a lively discussion at the end of my presentatil and I sold quite a few books. Saturday and Sunday I had a booth at the Floral Park Home and Garden Tour. It was lots of fun to talk to the people who would stop by to see what we were up to. The banner I had made – “What was it like being married to an Apollo astronaut written by one who was one” attracted the curious and the...

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Story about astronaut wives

Posted by on Apr 22, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Now it’s all over but the shouting. My book about Apollo astronaut wives is done and out there for sale. I has gotten rave reviews from the other Apollo astronaut wives but how to get that word out is the problem. I need to use social media more and am looking into how to do that. Writing the book was easy compared to this. And so was getting it published. Getting it out there is a real delimna for a erson who is not high tech savvy like me. I need some one who is a digital print media expert to help me. That is so when you Google me or...

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A story about Apollo astronaut wives – Keeper of the Flame

Posted by on Mar 26, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Well. my novel about astronaut wives is written, copy edited, style edited, formatted, put into e-book form and printed.  Big sigh!   WAIT!  Now the real work begins. When you are self published you ARE a publishing compsny. So you have to do all the things they might do such as publicizing the book, marketing it, make full use of what is loosely called “social media”, distribute the book, keep the books in order and everything else in between. You now have to use a different part of your brain than it took to write a book. What...

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The next ten years (writing what it was like to be married to an Apollo astronaut)

Posted by on Feb 17, 2013 in Blog, Uncategorized | 2 comments

When I finished the first version of my “what was it like being married to an Apollo astronaut” book and had what I thought was a presentable manuscript, I sent out query letters to about 250 literary agents.. Some were very kind and said thank you but they couldn’t take any more clients right now or that this was not a genre for thier agency. Others tried to give me some practical ideas about how to revise it. And still others didn’t bother to respond although I had put the required SAS in each envelope or offered a...

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Welcome to Keeper Of The Flame

Posted by on Jul 23, 2012 in Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

This is the feminine view of the space race and has never been done before by an insider.  Keeper of the Flame is a metaphor for the universal story of every traditional married woman who found herself exposed to the possibilities offered by the changing world of the 60’s. It is also pertinent for those younger women who struggle to combine career and...

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