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Laura Strathman Hulka

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Laura Strathman Hulka     Born and raised in California, I spent nine years in Tennessee at the turn of the century, learning to speak Southern, and eight months in the Arizona desert, learning I really don't like heat! Presently, I live with my husband of 40 years and two dachshunds in the state capitol of Sacramento, CA. I consider myself a "renaissance woman" with a wide variety of interests and enthusiasms, including herb gardening, reading, writing, baking, my dogs, crafts and family (not necessarily in that order!). I taught myself to read at age four, from the back of cereal boxes at the breakfast table, and haven't stopped reading since. My favorite genres are cozy mysteries, historical fiction and non-fiction, and biography. I am retired from my own writers' services business, and now devote myself to SCN and SCBR. I have two grown children, Rebecca and David (and two grandsons, Xavier and Alexander). Visit my blog.

  1. Albert, Susan Wittig. A Wilder Rose

  2. Albert, Susan Wittig. The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree

  3. Allen, Sarah Addison. Garden Spells

  4. Anders, Isabel. Spinning Straw, Weaving Gold: A Tapestry of Mother-Daughter Wisdom

  5. Barocas, Sue. Elderwriters: Celebrate Your Life!

  6. Barry, Brunonia. The Lace Reader

  7. Bartlett, Allison Hoover. The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession

  8. Bourgeault, Cynthia. The Meaning of Mary Magdalene: Discovering the Woman at the Heart of Christianity

  9. Cameron, Julia. The Prosperous Heart

  10. Cleere, Jan. Levi's and Lace: Arizona Women who Made History

  11. Coleman, Melissa. This Life is in Your Hands: One Dream, Sixty Acres, and a Family Undone

  12. Curran, John. Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks: Fifty Years of History in the Making

  13. Deak, JoAnn, Ph.D. Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It

  14. Donenfeld, Maya. Reinvention: Sewing with Rescued Materials

  15. Donnelly, Gabrielle. The Little Women Letters: A New Generation of Sisters

  16. Experts, Home Made Simple. Home Made Simple: Fresh Ideas to Make your Own

  17. Farrell, Kate, Linda Joy Myers, Amber Lea Starfire, editors. Times They Were A-Changing: Women Remember the 60s and 70s

  18. Feldman, Joy. Joyful Cooking: In the Pursuit of Good Health

  19. Ferguson, Kelly Kathleen. My Life as Laura: How I Searched for Laura Ingalls Wilder and Found Myself

  20. Greenwood, Kerry. Unnatural Habits: A Phryne Fisher Mystery

  21. Grenager, Suzanne Selby. Bare Naked at the Reality Dance: Journal One

  22. Hess, Anna. Watermelon Summer

  23. Hess, Anna. The Weekend Homesteader: A Twelve-Month Guide to Self-Sufficiency

  24. Jack, Belinda. The Woman Reader

  25. Johnson, A.G.S. The Sausage Maker's Daughters

  26. Johnson, Kathryn. The Gentleman Poet: A Novel of Love, Danger, and Shakespeare's The Tempest

  27. Kearsley, Susanna. The Firebird

  28. King, Laurie R. Garment of Shadows

  29. Kinney, Kathy and Cindy Ratzlaff. Queen of Your Own Life: The Grown-up Woman's Guide to Claiming Happiness and Getting the Life you Deserve

  30. Lark Crafts. 100 Pretty Little Projects

  31. Locke, M. Louisa. Bloody Lessons: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery

  32. Lourey, Jess. The Toadhouse Trilogy: Book One

  33. MacNeal, Susan Elia. His Majesty's Hope

  34. MacNeal, Susan Elia. Princess Elizabeth's Spy

  35. McClure, Wendy. The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie

  36. McCorkindale, Susan. 500 Acres and No Place to Hide: More Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl

  37. McNear, Suzanne. Knock Knock

  38. Mikulka, Charlette. Peace in the Heart & Home: A Down-to-Earth Guide to Creating a Better Life for You and Your Loved Ones

  39. Morton, Kate. The Secret Keeper

  40. Morton, Lisa. Netherworld: Chronicles of Diana Furnaval

  41. Neale, Linda. The Power of Ceremony: Restoring the Sacred in Our Selves, Our Families, Our Communities

  42. Niemann, Deborah. Homegrown & Handmade: A Practical Guide to More Self-Reliant Living

  43. Norton, Joan and Margaret Starbird. 14 Steps to Awaken the Sacred Feminine: Women in the Circle of Mary Magdalene

  44. Oswald, Nancy. Rescue in Poverty Gulch

  45. Ozma, Alice. The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books we Shared

  46. Paratore, Coleen. Big

  47. Pardey, Lin. Bull Canyon: A Boatbuilder, a Writer and other Wildlife

  48. Peters, Elizabeth. Naked Once More

  49. Peterson, Amy L. Something Furry Underfoot

  50. Phillips, Helen. Here Where the Sunbeams are Green

  51. Prisant, Carol. Dog House: A Love Story

  52. Rackley, Jodie. Happy Stitch: 30 Felt & Fabric Projects for Everyday

  53. Reisen, Harriet. Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women

  54. Schaller, Mary W. Deliver Us from Evil: A Southern Belle in Europe at the Outbreak of World War I

  55. Scott, Michele. A Vintage Murder

  56. Seixas, Abby. Finding the Deep River Within: A Woman's Guide to Recovering Balance and Meaning in Everyday Life

  57. Shaffer, Cynthia. Stash Happy Applique: 25 Fresh Projects for Fabric Lovers

  58. Shaffer, Mary Ann and Annie Barrows. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

  59. Sims, Jade. Craft Hope: Handmade Crafts for a Cause

  60. Smiley, Patricia. Cool Cache

  61. Staal, Stephanie. Reading Women: How the Great Books of Feminism Changed My Life

  62. Steinorth, Christina. Cue Cards for Life: Thoughtful Tips for Better Relationships

  63. Stevens, Sydney. Dear Medora: Child of Oysterville's Forgotten Years

  64. Stocke, Joy E. & Angie Brenner. Anatolian Days and Nights: A Love Affair with Turkey, Land of Dervishes, Goddesses and Saints

  65. Stuckey, Maggie. Soup Night: Recipes for Creating Community Around a Pot of Soup

  66. Thomas, Marlo. Growing Up Laughing: My Story and the Story of Funny

  67. van der Leun, Justine. Marcus of Umbria: What an Italian Dog Taught an American Girl About Love

  68. Vandenburgh, Jane. The Wrong Dog Dream

  69. Walker, Alice. The Chicken Chronicles: Sitting with the Angels Who Have Returned with My Memories: Glorious, Rufus, Gertrude Stein, Splendor, Hortensia, Agnes of God, The Gladyses, & Babe: A Memoir

  70. Welch, Wendy. The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap

  71. Wilkinson, Renee. Modern Homestead: Grow, Raise, Create

  72. Winslow, Emily. The Start of Everything

  73. Winspear, Jacqueline. Elegy for Eddie: A Maisie Dobbs Novel

  74. Winspear, Jacqueline. The Mapping of Love and Death

  75. Worth, Sandra. Lady of the Roses: A Novel of the Roses

  76. Yoest, Helen. Gardening with Confidence: 50 Ways to Add Style for Personal Creativity


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