Tattered Past

Tattered Past: My ongoing journey through genealogy, history, writing, self-exploration and art. ~~~ Rita Ackerman

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Remember When: Life as an author

In 2006 my first book was published after three years of historical research.
O.K. Corral Postscript: The Death of Ike Clanton is now out of print. However, I am working on an update which I hope to have out in the spring.
This weekend I will be travelling to Tombstone to visit with my friend and cousin of Ike Clanton.
Here's Terry "Ike" Clanton and I at a book signing in The Town Too Tough To Die.

Book signings are fun, especially when in the midst of other enthusiasts such as all my friends and associates in the Old West history genre.
I've experienced lots of other events. Here's Terry "Ike" riding on the hearse for the 125th anniversary of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. A moving day for everybody but especially those connected to those men who were involved in that fateful 30 seconds in history.
Being a writer has always been a dream of mine. However, for many years I wanted to write a mystery novel. Perhaps one day.
In the meantime, I'm happy with the genre that in a way chose me. I'm also happy associating with writers. I love sharing ideas, inspiration, challenges and accomplishments.
To help with this I have started a new blog at http://ritaackerman.wordpress.com/.
I hope you will visit.
Memoir Prompts:
Have you ever wanted to become a writer? What type of writing did you dream of doing?
Who is your favorite author?
Have you ever visited an orchard and eaten fruit straight off the tree or vine?
Have you checked the Internet to see if there is a page for any of the schools you attended?
Write about an embarrassing moment in elementary school.
Have you ever attended or been a part of an historical event?
What was your favorite childhood television show?