April A to Z Challenge 2017

April A to Z: {I}sabella Lucy Bird

I believe I have finally found someone with a wanderlust bigger than my own. If I had a Tardis I would go back to buy Isabella a whiskey and listen to her stories. Born in Yorkshire in 1831 to a reverend Isabella became acquainted with moving around a lot at an early age. Considered frail… Continue reading April A to Z: {I}sabella Lucy Bird

April A to Z Challenge 2017

April A to Z: Audrey {H}epburn

I was firest introduced to Audrey Hepburn while sitting at my grandmother’s feet watching Funny Face. Funny Face was my grandmother’s favorite Hepburn movie, mainly because of Fred Astaire. While my favorite Audrey Hepburn movie will forever be Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Though Audrey is well known and well loved for her movies. Her inclusion in this year’s April A to… Continue reading April A to Z: Audrey {H}epburn

April A to Z Challenge 2017

April A to Z: Alice {G}uy Blache

Once upon a time, there was no such thing as storytelling in movies. Back in the early days of silent films they just made it up as they went along. That was until Alice Guy Blache got involved. Alice was born in France in 1873. It wasn’t until after her father’s death when she was 21… Continue reading April A to Z: Alice {G}uy Blache

April A to Z Challenge 2017

April A to Z: {E}mma Goldman

“We hold these truths to be self-evident that all humans beings irrespective of race, color, or sex are born with the equal right to share at the table of life.” ~Emma Goldman from a New Declaration of Independence 1909 In starting my research for my next book I came across this fascinating woman, Emma Goldman.… Continue reading April A to Z: {E}mma Goldman

April A to Z Challenge 2017

April A to Z: Mercedes {d}e Acosta

Known more for who she loved than what she wrote, Mercedes de Acosta was an accomplished and talented artist in her own right. Born into a wealthy Spanish family living in New York City she was the youngest of eight children. Her parents were socialites that often held parties that included the Roosevelts and the… Continue reading April A to Z: Mercedes {d}e Acosta

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April A to Z Augusta {C}hiwy

Bastogne, Belgium played a significant role in the Battle of the Bulge during WW2. It was during this long battle that the Nazi’s attempted one final major push to get the Allies out of Europe. It was also where one nurse, in particular, sacrificed everything to save hundreds of American soldiers lives only to be… Continue reading April A to Z Augusta {C}hiwy