New Book

Hi All,

Thanks for your interest in my next book, a historical fiction novel, set in the 1920’s in the bread basket of the United States; Ottawa Kansas.

The story is based on the life of my Grandmother Christina Mary (Mages) Crutcher and life with 12 brothers and sisters and Austrian immigrant parents, Theresa (Strafuss) and Antone Mages.

Over the last 5-6 years of her life, she died at age 102 in 2014, I recorded her story, her memory was excellent, and I told her I was going to write a book about her. A funny thing she told me about her young years was that she never had a moment alone because of all the siblings in the family.   She longed for a bedroom of her own and an inside water closet.

I don’t have a title yet, but I’m working on it.