Big Dreams, Big Logs
An Aubrey Burke History Adventure
About the Book
Big Dreams, Big Logs is the 4th book in the Aubrey Burke History Adventure series. Aubrey is transported back in time to the late 1890s. Her task is to help a pioneer family with their daily life as they try to establish their home in the Black Swamp of Northwestern Ohio.
About the Author
I am the matriarch of a large family consisting of a son, two daughters, four grandsons, eight great-great grandchildren. I grew up in the small town of Bryan, Ohio. After my marriage to a farmer, I became involved in all aspect of agriculture. Including, at one point, being surrogate mother to baby ostriches. During this period of time, I also worked as a partner in my parent's wholesale heating and air-conditioning business. After my children finished college. I earned a bachelors degree in history and museum studies with a minor in fine art. The led to several second careers. The art degree opened up opportunities to create torn paper mosaics and painted ostrich eggs that were shown at area art shows and also to complete a couple of barn murals. The history degree landed me a job as curator at the Williams County Historical Society Museum. In retirement, I am delighted to spin some interesting tales for the school children who visited the museum for their yearly tour. While these books are fiction, they are set at actual sites belonging to the Historical Society. My goal is to entertain but also teach a little history along the way.