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Freely available online historical resources and artifacts, such as newspaper articles, photos, cookbooks, trade journals and other items culled from daily life, mostly focused on the 1920s. Some of these are transcendent and beautiful, humorous, instructive, revealing. Others are vitriolic, violent, devastating.
By entering that not-so-long-ago time, one can find a dazzling, complex humanity reflective of the current day.
In 2008, Cathy began taking photographs and created her blog, Cartas…Letters from Home. She wrote posts that mostly focused on Santa Barbara County, past and present. Eventually, passions converged and Cathy began writing a historical mystery set in Santa Barbara County, California.
These posts each features a bit of historical information, usually a photo, and always a link to the freely-available online source material.
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“In life, as in writing, I do my best to measure my own self and life according to truth. Not truth that changes with the telling, or that can be influenced, or omits the hardest parts.
The people whose stories I cherish most have helped me find a place within, where even darkness will be transformed into a tool so fine, so rare, able to hone with such exquisite precision, that I am transformed into an altogether new creation.”