Torn Between Worlds Topics

Rather than explain the plot of my novel, Torn Between Worlds: A Mexican Immigrant’s Journey to Find Herself, in a traditional way, I thought it might be more effective to list some of the topics my novel touches on to give you a sense of my book from a more engaging perspective: Illegal immigration... Bilingual … Continue reading Torn Between Worlds Topics


The Many Sights of Southern Holland

Most people who travel to the Netherlands go to its lively capital Amsterdam.  And this is undoubtedly a place worth visiting for its history, charm and many sights to see. However, if you ever get a chance to visit the area around Eindhoven, in the southern part of this charming country, you will find a … Continue reading The Many Sights of Southern Holland

Bearing Witness to Unspeakable Crimes

A visit to Auschwitz and Birkenau in Poland is a difficult emotional experience but it is one way we can honor the victims of unspeakable crimes against humanity. It's important to see what happened there so that nothing so heinous can ever occur again anywhere in the world. The death of millions of innocent men, … Continue reading Bearing Witness to Unspeakable Crimes

What’s Special About Warsaw

Most of Warsaw was destroyed by the Nazis during World War II.  In response, the Poles rebuilt the city as it was before it was destroyed. They did this over many years with the help of photographs taken and paintings done before the devastation. Talk about a resilient people! Isn't that something?  Hitler wanted all … Continue reading What’s Special About Warsaw

US leaving “Graveyard of Empires.”

Lesleigh Coyer in front of the grave of her brother, Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Coyer, at Virginia's Arlington National Cemetery in March 2013. He died of complications from an injury sustained in Afghanistan. Afghanistan has been called the "graveyard of Empires." The British tried to take over the country twice and failed. The Russians also … Continue reading US leaving “Graveyard of Empires.”

Enter My Book Giveway Contest

My first novel, Torn Between Worlds: An Illegal Immigrant's Journey to Find Herself is being well-reviewed on Amazon. As of June 1st, the book had 11 reviews, including 10 five-star reviews and one four star review. That gives it an overall score of 4.9 out of 5. Here is the link: If you are … Continue reading Enter My Book Giveway Contest

Torn Between Worlds by Nancy Blodgett Klein: A Guest Post

This post by Nancy Blodgett Klein is the first of the guest posts on my blog by authors promoting their books. My book is called Torn Between Worlds: An illegal immigrant’s journey to find herself. This is the story of Isabel, a 12-year-old Mexican girl who comes to the United States illegally in search of … Continue reading Torn Between Worlds by Nancy Blodgett Klein: A Guest Post

Life Lesson 19: Famous Ancestors Can Inspire You

I have been a fan of genealogy for many years now, especially since my mother and father passed away. Studying my ancestry was a way I could feel more connected to them and to their histories. One of the interesting things I discovered while tracing my family line is that I am a fifth cousin … Continue reading Life Lesson 19: Famous Ancestors Can Inspire You