Harriet Murphy - A Little Bit of Something by Janet K. Brennan

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Come in, enjoy a cup of coffee, and sit a spell with Harriet Murphy as she regales you with her tales of family, life, and love in the early 1900's in the former gold mining town of Old Pine near Lake Tahoe in Northern California. This is a period in U.S. history of great mechanical and cultural inventions as well as a time for women attempting to gain their well deserved right to vote.

Her tales revolve around a woman living alone in the hills of the Sierra Nevada with her horse, Pager, and a myriad of other wonderful and colorful characters. Her humble abode is the log cabin that her father built for her family soon after he came across the country in the great gold rush of 1849. Although he never struck it rich in the mines, he found it a unique, yet ideal, place to live and care for his wife and daughter, Henrietta.


About Janet K. Brennan

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Janet K. Brennan, AKA JB Stillwater, lives in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains in Albuquerque, New Mexico with her husband, Arthur, a great gray cat named Amos, and a border collie named JoJo.Janet released a book of inspirational poetry entitled A Stronger Grace (Casa de Snapdragon, 2007), a book of southwestern poetry entitled Recollections of an Old Mind, West (Cyberwit Publishing, 2006), and a critically acclaimed novel entitled A Dance in the Woods (Casa de Snapdragon, 2007)Her poetry and short stories can be seen in various books and magazines, including: SP Quill Magazine, Common Swords Magazine, The Power of Prayerful Living (Rodale Books), Taj Mahal Review (Cyberwit, 2004 thru 2008), Different Worlds - A Virtual Journey (Cyberwit, 2006), Chicken Soup for the Christmas Soul (Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, 2008), and Earthships, a New Mecca - An Anthology of New Mexican Writers (Horse & Tiger Press, 2007.) She has been listed in the International Who's Who in Poetry.Her colored pencil art-work and photography have been published in Taj Mahal Review, 2005-2006 and she is currently writing book reviews which have been published in the Greenwich Village Gazette and can be viewed at her website jbstillwater.com.Janet’s on-line publications include Strangeroad.com as well as IdentityTheory.com where you can read her short stories, poetry and philosophical essays, including Existentialism; a Myopic View. She was the featured poet in Poetry Magazine in the autumn of 2007.Janet attended the University of New Hampshire, Hesser Business College and has a legal certification from the University of New Mexico.
Published August 8, 2010 by Casa de Snapdragon Publishing LLC. 241 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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