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Where Can Jane Find a Good Cup of Coffee?

Where Can Jane Find a Good Cup of Coffee?

Where can Jane find a good cup of coffee? Java is important to fiction readers if the response to my recent Instagram post about our home espresso machine is any indication. As a result, I've been thinking about where Jane would find a good cup of coffee if she wants...

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Jane’s Mom and Mine: What’s the Same and What’s Not

Jane’s Mom and Mine: What’s the Same and What’s Not

Fiction writers, whether they admit to it or not, write from what they know. I've made it very clear that See Jane Run! is based upon the years my husband and I spent in northwestern South Dakota. A major character in the book is Jane's mother, Doris Stanton. She is...

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Stir Up in a Bucket: What Is It?

Stir Up in a Bucket: What Is It?

A post from a couple weeks back featured the 1982 Camp Crook Centennial Cook Book. Friends and former students (who are, to be clear, no longer my students but are my friends) left comments about how they still use the cook book. I do too, but there are a few recipes...

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Mapping Out Little Missouri

Mapping Out Little Missouri

Mapping out Little Missouri was my first order of business when I decided to stop thinking about See Jane Run! and actually write it. My husband and I lived in the town that Little Missouri is modeled after for 7 years. We were young back then, and the town is small,...

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The Camp Crook Centennial Cook Book

The Camp Crook Centennial Cook Book

The Camp Crook Centennial Cook Book holds a special place in my heart. This little town on the prairie, population 92, celebrated its centennial while we and our baby boy lived there. Cooks from all over Harding County submitted recipes, and I don't think any were...

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The Roots of See Jane Run!

The Roots of See Jane Run!

Forty-two years ago this month, the roots that eventually grew into See Jane Run! were planted. My husband (we'd been married for 10 months) had started work at Sky Ranch in northwest South Dakota. I joined him a few weeks later. My mom, my Uncle Jim, and two of his...

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