Linda Hubalek’s sixth grade teacher assigned her to write the traditional paper on what she wanted to be when she grew up, but Linda had an untraditional answer. She didn’t want to be a nurse, teacher, or mom. She wanted to be a farmer! Her dream came true when she graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Agriculture/Horticulture, and went on to spend years doing agronomy research, and eventually started her own business, Prairie Flower Creations.
Much like her own ancestors who headed West, Linda found herself in California tending a cement garden and longing for the fields of Kansas. Lind “visited” her beloved Kansas by writing the Trail of Thread series about Kansas pioneer women.
Although Linda is back in Kansas (growing bison this time, not prairie flowers), she’s still writing about Kansas women. Her fourth series, the Kansas Quilterseries, will be released later this year.
Find out more about Linda by visiting her websites:
Author website: www.LindaHubalek.com
3 Book Series: Trail of Thread, Thimble of Soil, and Stitch of Courage
By Linda K. Hubalek
The Trail of Thread series includes three books based on the lives of the author’s ancestors. Each book, told from the viewpoint of a pioneer woman through letters she writes to those “back home,” tells the tale of a family moving from the settled East to the wilds of the newly opened territory of Kansas in the mid 1850s.
The first book, Trail of Thread, tells of life on the trail West as a family makes the cross country journey from Kentucky to Kansas. The second book, Thimble of Soil, is the story of a widow and her children traveling from Ohio to Kansas and trying to establish a home amidst the skirmishes that riddled Kansas, as the slave state and free state supporters battled over the fate of the Kansas territory. The last book, Stitch ofCourage, takes place during the Civil War
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years and tells of the marriage between the two families portrayed in books one and two and how the war was fought in the West.
These books are written in letter form, covering the years 1854 to 1865. Twelve quilt patterns are featured in each book of this series.
The books are available as eBooks for Amazon’s Kindle,Barnes & Noble’s Nook, or for Kobobook’s Kobo.
May 24, 2011 at 12:42 pm
It sounds like a great series! I’m glad that her living her dream of a farmer also involved writing.