Normal, Illinois, United States
Home page: http://mysite.verizon.net/res8i9p9/
Being a "little old lady" of eighty-two years, I still enjoy writing. In my teen years, I started writing verse and opinionated articles, "putting down what came to me. My childhood was isolated, due to living in a remote area, so I read for entertainment as well as enlightenment. At nineteen, I married.and shortly after, my husband served two years overseas during WWII. When he came home, we had two children and I became a lady's seamstress and tailor, working out of our home, to supplement our income. There was little time to write until after the children were grown. My first book was a result of the reminiscence of boyhood projects that my husband and his brother discussed. Due to the encouragement of our son and daughter, it became a full-length novel of my and my husband's memories. However, I did use fictional characters and added a little fiction, typical of the times. Our son, John Braswell, Jr., whose first book had just been published, sent off my manuscript. Of course, I dreamed of being published, - doesn't everyone? The publisher accepted "Little Willie of Yesteryear", and made my dream come true. A year later, they accepted the second manuscript, (a sequel), as Willie, confined to a wheel chair, attends college during the Great Depression Era. "Willie Goes to College" is set in depression times, yet depicts, in part, our son's experiences of living in a wheel chair.
Interests: Family, Writing, reading, sewing, gardening
Published writer: Yes