Prize Day in Quincy

The first person to come into the Quincy Bookstore where I am signing books today from 1-4 and say “Traveling Adventures of a Farm...

Vanilla, the plot thickens – at the Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Vanilla has quite a past. It has everything a dramatic novel could want, a twisty turny plot that opens in Mexico in the 15th...

Writers at the Strawberry festival, a literary event!

I love the Strawberry Festival. Held over the Memorial Day weekend, my husband always rushes to be done with spring planting to attend this...

Holy Family Church, the only existing vertical log church from this time period

The grounds and the building of the Holy Family Church in Cahokia, Illinois are beautiful. Although we were unable to make it inside with...

The Nicolas Jarrot House, a French History in Cahokia, IL

He was a French-born entrepreneur and land speculator who also served as judge and local militia officer. The unofficial website for the house said,...