Tell us a little bit about your niche topic.
I’m the History Buff Contributor as well as the Women in the Military Contributor. These two niches constantly intermingle, so it’s a nice fit. I love the stories that can be found in history, the little nuggets that give us that, “Wow, I didn’t know that!” feeling when discovered. History is not dull.
Tell us about the moment you fell in love with your topic. Was it an immediate thing or did it happen over time?
My love affair with historical stories began in my 8th grade, with a great history teacher, who taught us that getting to know history doesn’t have to be dull. Learning about the stories of people, places, things, events can be exciting. He taught us to look for the interesting part of history, and I’ve never forgotten it.
Who had the most influence in your life?
There are many other influences, but my mother was the greatest one. She never had more than a grade school education, but firmly believed in learning. She encouraged my love of books from the time I was three years old. As I grew up, I have memories of sitting in the evening after dinner with her at our kitchen table, both of us reading a book. She would ask me if she came across a word she didn’t understand, and then we’d go to the dictionary. She loved it that I had a love for reading and for words.
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