Apparently when you’re born in Vermont, your heart never fully leaves. Or at least that’s what happened to me. I was born in Burlington, Vermont and spent summers in Poultney, Vermont, where both of my parents grew up, and I still love Vermont’s beauty, freedom, and majesty.
However, it seems that Vermont’s history and its role in the formation of the United States are often overlooked. Women’s roles in history also often are not recorded, so writing about women in American Revolutionary War Vermont seemed a natural fit.
A bit more about me:
When I was six, my family moved to Greenfield, Massachusetts, where I went to school and grew up with the lovely Berkshires Mountains, the southern portion of the Green Mountains.
As a child, my principal form of rebellion was spurred by an incurable addiction that began early in my life: reading. It led me to - in direct and flagrant violation of strict orders to go to sleep - read nightly via flashlight under the sheets.
I now live in Maryland, another state known for its beauty, including its mountains. Fortunately, lots of lovely places abound in the world and Maryland is another of them. Within a couple of hours, you can travel from those mountains and be at the ocean or a lake. Maryland also has warm people and supportive authors. And my wonderful husband. We raised our children here, and they are now grown and engaged in pursuits they love.
I'm still happily indulging in that old friend, reading!