A Clear View of Kansas

And Selected Short Stories

by Betty Kleinschmidt



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/14/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 158
ISBN : 9781425127152

About the Book

In "A CLEAR VIEW OF KANSAS", a woman turns away from the death of her husband and faces a new life for herself and her ranch. A young widow leaves family and friends in "WINDOW ON FRONT STREET" and settles in a raw western town where she finds romance and adventure. A girl raising her young half-brother confronts town critics with the support of the man she loves in "HALF-SISTER". In "L IS FOR LONESOME", a young woman living in a broken down hotel in a deserted town finds love and companionship when an artist arrives. A college student, hired to baby-sit a Colonial mansion, befriends a ghost in the apple orchard in "SOMEONE'S LOOKING OVER MY SHOULDER" and solves a centuries-old mystery.

About the Author

Betty Kleinschmidt was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma where she lived until adulthood. She lived for many years in Puerto Rico, Florida, Maryland, and Arizona. She and her husband now enjoy retirement in Tucson, Arizona. A large family of Betty's children and their mates, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren spread across the United States.

Betty has been writing since she was a child. Her short romance stories have been published in TRUE ROMANCE and TRUE LOVE. She publishes articles in periodicals and currently heads a creative writing group. She published a magazine for doll makers and collectors, THE ELVES' MAILBOX, for several years under the name of Betty James. Her rag doll patterns and doll costumes patterns became well known in the United States and other countries.

Betty is an experienced quilter. Many of her quilts are displayed in her home. She prefers the hand quilting process.