Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Final Preparations

I’m getting there slowly but surely!

Last evening I finally finished hemming my petticoat for the Prairie Days encampment this weekend, and all I have left to do is to iron my shift. I washed it a couple of times to soften it up, and cotton always ends up in a mass of wrinkles, as I’m sure you know. Later this afternoon I’m going to head to Staples to get my posters printed, and then I’ll be ready to go!

Yesterday my buddy Laura, who invited me to participate, emailed me this lovely press release, which was sent out to announce the event. She and her family are reenactors, and her father works at Shawnee Prairie. I’m so looking forward to finally meeting them in person! I hope if you’re in the area this weekend, you’ll stop by.

Popular Christian fiction author J. M. Hochstetler will be attending the upcoming Friends of the Darke County Parks Prairie Days on September 24-25. A writer for over 20 years, Ms. Hochstetler will be promoting her American Patriot Series, which tells the story of the birth of our nation.

The American Patriot Series masterfully weaves the tale of two lives, American Spy Elizabeth Howard and British Captain Jonathan Carleton, who has his own secrets to hide. The story expands not just on the usual battle fields of the east coast, but spreads into the Ohio River Valley and the Native Americans’ perspective.

At Prairie Days Ms. Hochstetler will be signing her series of books as well as selling copies to the public. She will also be walking amongst the visitors at the festival in period dress as a wandering author. Come and stop by the festival to visit with Ms. Hochstetler and see what else is at the festival this year. For more information visit the park website or Ms. Hochstetler’s blog and website at ,

I’m going to try to squeeze in time to post pix of me in costume tomorrow, and then after I get back I’ll post pix of the event. That is, if I remember my camera. I have a terrible tendency to forget to bring it, so maybe I better put it with my things right now!


  1. This answers my questions about whether you were attending acfw. I had forgotten that the reenactment was this weekend. Oh, have a blast. I can't wait to see the pictures. Blessings to you. Wish I could tag along!

  2. I wish you could have come along!! It really was a blast, but it would have been even more fun if you'd been able to enjoy it with me!!