Thank you for your visit. I appreciate this opportunity to describe some of the influential factors of my twentieth-century life. For you young readers, my past life already seems like the olden days, and that belief is okay, too. I remember feeling the same exact emotion when I was, perhaps, eleven or twelve years old.
As World War II descended upon America, my worldly knowledge escalated from the seep factor to daily overload. Suddenly, school, radio, and cinema loomed as the twenty-four hour a day mediums providing heretofore unknown information. I was hooked.
Surrounded by real global intrigue and modern fiction, my daily life was populated with new heroes and old style values. The premise: good always triumphed over evil, and the righteous lived happily ever after were mantras to absorb.
My eighty-six years of reading and writing kept me company while I married and struggled for female equality in the workplace. When I reached the status of great-grandmother, I discovered my century of progress and enlightenment was fading rapidly into those unpopular days of yore. I needed to step up, put my hard-earned experience into play, and inform my grandies: once upon a time another exciting world existed and thrived. Your ancestors contributed to that creativity.
If I don’t remind them of their heritage, who will?
That realization prompted my first published book, 2016, According to Aileen: America’s Ten Decades That Changed The World. It is a memoir of disadvantaged immigrants dedicated to ethnic, racial, and female equality who collectively influenced the progress of America’s greatest one hundred years.
My second writing endeavor is a current theme highlighting the year, 2017. Ten Days To Die For captures sufficient romance and intrigue to satisfy the mystery-reading devotees among us. I hope you enjoy pleasant reading moments filled with characters that embody the good, the bad, and the evil in today’s new world of uncertain living.
It is now the year 2018, and my third book is ready to delight you with Jack and Annie Armstrong’s search for Madam President’s foes. Dead Man Seated is a political thriller poised to charm all unsuspecting visitors to the historical D.C. Naval Yard while Jack’s undercover team untangles skulduggery at the Oval Office level. The fine print describes their fun and camaraderie as they second guess conspiracy, embezzling, murder, and an overkill amount of romance. Remember reader, Yogi Bera said it best: “It ain’t over til it’s over.”