Author Series 2013
MEET THE AUTHOR: PATRICIA FRIEDLE AND JEANETTE ALSHEIMER
The Stories of Girls and Women of the Revolution Come to Life
Many authors focus on the male aspect of war, leaving out the stories of women, and specifically teens. Local authors Patricia Friedle and Jeanette Alsheimer recognized that and created a series of books focusing on a group of teenage friends from the colonial towns of Boston and Plimouth (the 18th-century spelling).
On November 24, 2013 at 2 p.m., the public is invited to meet the authors for refreshments, a presentation, and book signing at the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society. The event is free to the public and is made possible in part by a grant from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.
Join Friedle and Alsheimer as they converse as Mrs. Burgess and Mrs. Foster, women of the American Revolution. Dressed in colonial clothing, they will focus on the experiences of mothering independent daughters and sons and their concerns about their futures in an era of upheaval.
Each of the books in the trilogy, The Trouble With Tea, Path to Punishment, and Revolt!, all of which take place prior to the Revolutionary War, will be available for purchase at the event.
The protagonist in each book is a young woman who in the normal course of life would be entering adult society and be primarily concerned with attending dances, entertaining gentlemen callers, and continuing to learn the skills necessary to run a home. But life, for their characters, is far from normal.
After many years as a consulting teacher of reading and special needs, Alsheimer is now a Manager of Collegial Writing LLC and an educational consultant for the Mayflower Retired and Senior Volunteer program. After a career as an attorney and administrator in the Judicial Branch, Friedle is now a Manager of Collegial Writing LLC. Their company, Collegial Writing LLC has two components, the first, the creative writing and publishing of books, the second, the presentation of writing workshops to both adults and students.