From Anne Clare, “The Naptime Author”
Thus far I’ve lived a quiet life, and I’m thankful for it.
Of course there have been sorrows and troubles. Like every family, we have our ongoing health and relationship struggles that may not end this side of heaven. Still, once I started studying history again, I quickly remembered to be grateful for these.
At least my family has a home.
At least my loved ones can get medical care.
At least I’m not wondering where my next meal is coming from.
However, living a quiet life and writing about unquiet times proved a challenge. If I were going to try to portray a difficult time- for instance life in the slit trenches and foxholes of the 1940s- how was I to do it well?
I focused on finding books and sources written by people who lived through the conflict. I devoured first-hand accounts, and books which used…
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