Listen deeply with the Enneagram

image of listening ear

I’m more likely to understand someone after I’ve listened deeply to them. In my day-to-day and in my writing life, I often use the enneagram, a personality type system that examines people’s innate tendencies and finds directions in which they can grow. This is especially important for the three main characters in my Dauntless Series: […]

Anthony family: diversity of religious expression

Susan B Anthony family

Last night my husband and I attended our Presbyterian service of Maundy Thursday to commemorate the evening of the Last Supper when Jesus was betrayed. Afterward, we accepted an invitation to participate in a seder meal with the Congregation Etz Chaim, just down the road from our church.   As the evening concluded, we prayed […]

Cartoon: The president and Susan B.

cartoon of Susan B. Anthony hitting Grover Cleveland over the head with woman suffrage

In honor of Presidents’ Week, I offer you this fun cartoon of the president and Susan B.. It appeared in 1905 as the result of ex-president Grover Cleveland’s expression of disdain for women’s clubs. Unfortunately for him, he got a lot worse than he gave! I loved the cartoon when I first discovered it during […]

The Anthonys in Rochester

Raised canal crossing a river

I have blogged extensively about the  Anthony family in Kansas and Martha’s Vineyard because those two areas were the focus of my trilogy’s first book The Truth About Daniel. However, for some months I unintentionally slighted their hometown in Rochester. So here’s my commitment: I will include the Rochester connection on a regular basis from […]

Susan B. Anthony sister-in-law honored

Susan B Anthony sister in law

Susan B. Anthony’s sister-in-law and brother were honored with a historical marker in Leavenworth, Kansas. This marks their support for women’s rights.

Posting to a timeline for historical fiction

photograph of timeline

Posting to a timeline is one of my most useful tools in writing historical fiction. Have a peek at my five-foot-long timeline of the Anthony-Osborn family, beginning in the 1700s and ending in 1930. On it, I have recorded not only events that were significant to the Anthonys but to the United States in general. […]

Great American Women of Susan B.’s Era

Susan LaFlesche Picotte

During Women’s History Month we will use this space to celebrate several great American women who were comrades of Susan B. Anthony. (Click here for an earlier blog post on Women’s History Month.) Though Miss Anthony did not know all of them, each one came from her era and worked to make us a more […]

New Underground Railroad Exhibit at Niagara Falls

rushing waters of Niagara Falls

A whole new source of information on the Underground Railroad is opening next weekend in Niagara Falls, starting May 4. I’m excited because it will offer more in-depth background for my historical novels in The Dauntless Series, featuring abolitionists Daniel Read Anthony and his sister Susan. Here’s the scoop on the new museum: Niagara Falls […]

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.