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What Happens to Unpublished Manuscripts?

Olivia Newport closet door

Close to 20 years ago I wrote a book. In those days, you could send a manuscript to an editor at most publishing houses, so I chose one and submitted. I got a very kind non-form letter with an actual name and signature, but it was a rejection. Even then I knew that the news […]

Tracing Family Genealogy One Baby at a Time

Olivia Newport great-nieces

The beaming woman in this picture is my sister. And what’s not to beam about? She is holding Eloise, her first grandchild, and Elsa, the second grandchild of our eldest brother. These two beauties were born about three weeks apart last summer. A few weeks later came Ella, the granddaughter of another brother. I got […]