Tag Archives: Antero Pietila

History Lives in Westlake

In July, we participated in the Westlake [Ohio] Historical Society Vintage Antique & Craft Festival, which may seem like an unusual venue for selling my books. But all of my novels are historical: Canoedling in Cleveland pictures life in Cleveland from teenagers’ … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Blog and Bill

  It was five years ago that I began writing blog posts, and recently my wife gave me two notebooks filled with printouts of my thoughts of the past five years — thoughts connected in some way to my writing … Continue reading

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Black Correspondents Cover World War II

Here’s an interesting read. In this short ebook,  Race Goes To War,  Antero Pietila and Stacy Spaulding offer a fascinating glimpse into black newspaper journalism in World War II and black reporters’ struggles for racial equality: In World War II, … Continue reading

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The great canoe race . . .

Chapter 2 of Canoedling in Cleveland is entitled, “Racing Randy.” Protagonist Jeff and friend Randy are pitted against each other in a swimming race across Hinckley Lake near Cleveland where swimming is prohibited. It’s all to impress Lori, their companion adventurer. … Continue reading

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Why we read…

When I started this blog back in March, my idea was to share thoughts and experiences in my life that relate to writing or promoting novels.  This included the books that my wife and I have been reading. She is my partner … Continue reading

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