Works in Progress

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Karin Walsh Faulkner was a deeply spiritual young mother.  She wrote a faithbook detailing how God convinced her and her husband to become adoptive parents.  While waiting for her children to come home, her journals recorded her desperation and trust in God. Many days read like a devotional. After being diagnosed with cancer, she blogged her journey with grace, humor, fear, hope, and profound faith. My writing is the thread that ties her writings together plus the narration that tells the unusual story of the aftermath of her death.
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My Great Great Grandfather Ethel Rogers was a Private in the
189th Regiment of New York Volunteers and kept a diary of his service from September 1864 to June 1865. This book places his actions, as a lowly Private, in the big picture of the Civil War. He marched across the State of Virginia from Petersburg to Appomattox, where he was present at the surrender of General Lee. He marched back to Washington, D.C. before returning home by train. He never complained; his diary is curiously optimistic.

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During a blizzard the night of February 9, 1690, a snowman stood sentinel at the gates of the Schenectady fortress.  Nathaniel Pootman was five years old when he, four of his siblings, and their maternal grandmother escaped being slaughtered in the Schenectady Massacre.  His father, Johannes, was involved in the politics of the day which may have precipitated the events.
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John Rogers is responsible for completing an early English Bible, known as the Thomas Matthew Bible, begun by William Tyndale. As a Prebend at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, Rogers was preaching against the Pope when Queen Mary I (Tudor) ascended to the throne. In 1555, Rogers was the first Protestant martyr Bloody Mary ordered to be burned at the stake.