Toured a historical farm that would inspire the farm setting in Dandelions on the Wind.

Bob and I with Bob Sandfort on the Sandfort Family Farm

Bob and I with Bob Sandfort on the Sandfort Family Farm

 

Savored toasted ravioli (twice) at Little Hills Restaurant and Winery.

Toasted Ravioli

 

Explored the city and the surrounding areas with Carol Felzien, Director of Communication, Greater Saint Charles Convention & Visitor’s Bureau.

Mona and Carol Felzien touring a granery

Mona and Carol Felzien touring a granary

 

Nibbled on the sweet treat that is Grandma’s Cookies on Main Street.

Grandma's Cookies, one of many fun stops on Historic Main Street

Grandma’s Cookies, one of many fun stops on Historic Main Street

 

Drove out to the Daniel Boone Home.

Daniel Boone's Last Home

Daniel Boone’s Last Home

 

Watched a Fife & Drum Corps practicing at Frontier Park.

The Lewis and Clark Fife & Drum Corps?

The Lewis and Clark Fife & Drum Corps?

 

Spent lots of time with Dorris Keeven-Franke, the archivist for the St. Charles County Historical Society.

Mona Hodgson and Dorris Keeven-Franke

Mona and Dorris Keeven-Franke

 

Enjoyed sweet sleep in a bed chamber at the historic Boone’s Lick Inn.

Mona Hodgson at Boone's Lick Inn

Mona at Boone’s Lick Inn

 

Strolled beside the Missouri River, which plays a key role in Bending Toward the Sun and Ripples Along the Shore.

Missouri River at St. Charles

 

Met Vicki Erwin, the owner of Main Street Books, and we started plotting a book launch celebration!

Main Street Books

 

More details later, but please plan now to join me in the spring of 2014 for some Book Launch fun in St. Charles, Missouri! In the meantime, I hope you’ll wet your appetite for your visit to St. Charles by reading Dandelions on the Wind, Bending Toward the Sun, and Ripples Along the Shore–my Quilted Heart eBook Novellas, set along the Missouri River in 1865-1866, post Civil War.

 

Dandelions on the Wind

Bending Toward the Sun

Ripples Along the Shore

 

Have you ever visited the setting from a favorite book?

 

© 2013 Mona Hodgson, Author and Speaker