Hello, I am Elizabeth Jewell. I was fortunate to grow up in New England and be greatly influenced by several grandparents. I have an incredible respect for the earth and history, our elders and the ‘old ways’. I have always been interested in learning more about the past and helping to preserve as much history and culture, especially in New England, as possible.
I’m a country girl at heart and consider gardening the best sort of therapy. The New England I know best is Vermont, New Hampshire, Southern Maine and Northern Massachusetts. I am always looking for adventures to broaden my experience in the rest of the region. I hope my readers will assist me to fill in the gaps meanwhile, as I venture to expand my New England horizons.
My degree is in Creative Writing and Illustrating with a focus on New England History. I’m a writer by nature and have one book published; Franklin, Then and Now, Arcadia Publishers and co-written Concord (NH) Through Time, Fonthill Media. Two more books are waiting for publication: Woodstock (VT) Through Time and Portsmouth (NH) Through Time, due out in autumn 2016 and spring 2017, respectively.
These publications are available in many local and on-line sites Three more pictorial-historic books are under contract with Foothill Media.
I’m also working on a children’s story series, a preteen story, a young adult novel, and have an adult history mystery ‘in the works’. My day job finds me working at a local high school helping Special Needs students to develop the skills to find meaningful work and life experiences.
I have my parents to thank for my perpetual interest in New England and their never- ending encouragement. I live with my very patient husband Patrick, in an old house loaded with character, on a windy hill, and surrounded by gardens and history. We have 3 sons who are all living interesting lives of their own, within and outside of New England. I feel truly blessed. By creating this blog, I hope to reach more folks who share similar ideals and interests. I am also blessed by supportive and technically capable family members (brother Jon and sons Gabriel and Liam), without whom, this blog would still be only a fantasy instead of a real dream come true.
Life is a never-ending journey. Dream in color. Travel with me…