Historic Rochesterian Burns Up the West

Author Jeanne Gehret in front of b&w photo of old Leavenworth

Historic Rochesterian Daniel Read Anthony, brother of Susan B., wielded both fire and bullets to bring about the end of slavery in the Wild West. Pictured behind me is the city of Leavenworth, Kansas around 1860, where Daniel emigrated after selling insurance in Rochester, New York for several years. Throughout his life, Daniel also supported […]

Visit Susan B. Re-enactor and biographer

Jeanne Gehret will be signing books at one of her favorite bookstores this Saturday, 3/24/17. Come say hello at Simply New York on Culver Road and find out why she hasn’t been blogging much lately.

Progress Report on the Anthony saga

Writing the Anthony saga requires gathering and sifting through a lot of historical tidbits. And that requires organization! After the holidays I got bitten by the decluttering bug, resulting in a massive cleanup effort in my office. The removal of some furniture gave me a new view of my beloved books, plus some favorite objects […]

Susan B. Anthony’s brother, as she viewed him

Man with beard and receding hairline

Susan B. Anthony’s brother has fascinated me for years, enough to merit writing a trilogy. My interest in Daniel Read (D.R.) Anthony began about 20 years ago with scattered hints about him in Susan’s biography, letters, and diaries.