Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Homestead by Jane Kirkpatrick

Author Jane Kirkpatrick's Homestead book
Homestead by Jane Kirkpatrick

Another Bly Books recommended author: 

Historical fiction novelist Jane Kirkpatrick was interviewed for one of her nonfiction books on Book TV and programmed on the C-Span network April 5, 2014.

She talks about her first book Homestead that was reissued by Whitaker House. The story is of her and her husband's journey to make a new life on a remote ranch in the 1980s. They have lived there for 27 years. The presentation is part of a local content program C-Span does to introduce eastern viewers to smaller communities throughout the country. 

This one features the city of Bend, Oregon. 
Click here to see the Homestead interview: HOMESTEAD INTERVIEW

About the book Homestead:

“We were old enough to know better, yet still young enough to dream.” I wrote those words in 1984 as we prepared to leave suburbia and move to 160 acres of rattlesnake and rock along Oregon’s wild and scenic John Day River. While my husband, Jerry, had long hoped to make this transition to the land, I struggled with the leap of faith. My skills as a mental health professional would have little place on property seven miles from the mailbox and eleven miles from a paved road. For nearly five years, I resisted the move. But one day when I asked, “What will I do there?” a still, small voice said, “Trust. Go to the land and write.”
-- Jane Kirkpatrick
Check out the special Bend, Oregon city web page at 
You can also visit www.c-span.org/LocalContent

Jane Kirkpatrick


Jane Kirkpatrick is both an author and speaker. 
Check out her website for more info and to sign up for her newsletter, Story Sparks: http://www.jkbooks.com/
Stories are the sparks that light our ancestors' lives, the embers we blow on to illuminate our own.
Jane Kirkpatrick is also 2013 Carol Award Winner for Best Historical Novel - Where Lilacs Still Bloom. One Glorious Ambition: The Compassionate Crusade of Dorothea Dix - available now. Romantic Times Career Achievement Award Nominee.

 Other Bly Books recommended authors ... 

Janalyn Voigt fantasy novelist: http://www.blybooks.com/2014/01/cowboy-code/ 

 A Pioneer Christmas Collection with nine stories by nine different authors: http://www.blybooks.com/2013/11/pioneer-christmas/

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