Saturday, 1 July 2017

So Long, A Line from Linda

It was six years ago this past May that I sat down and wrote my very first blog post at  I hoped to make a post once a week but it quickly turned into a daily affair.  Whereas most blogs are abandonned in the first year, and 60 to 80 % in the first month, my blog has endured.  From the start, I had three goals for my blog:

  • that it give me the self-discipline to write regularly
  • that it serve as a forum to showcase my writing
  • that it serve as a way to network with other writers

But A Line from Linda has served as so much more.  It has given me a voice.  It has given me the opportunity to research and write about topics that I knew nothing about like art (; topics that are near and dear to my heart like adoption (; topics that I have researched for my books like East Prussia circa WWII (; and Victorian Britain circa 1900 (; trips that I have taken (http://a); new picture books that I have discovered (; how old books came to be published like And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street (; and people whom I love (, ( and (

I am sad to say goodbye to A Line from Linda.  However, this summer I start a new chapter in my life.  Because I have been accepted in the French Masters Program at McMaster University, I have to turn my attention to my thesis, "L'Exode".  I will be spending the summer reading the letters written by French men and women fleeing Paris, the Nazis at their heels, in June of 1940.

To my blog followers, I say thank you.  Thank you for taking the time to read my posts.  Thank you for sharing a small part of my life.  So long!


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