Local history and community month is drawing to a close, but to end on an encouraging note for all those writers of historical fiction who are thinking of basing their stories and novels around a local historical event or the story of an ancestor Peter Maher has done just that.
“The VERY simple stone
that marks the resting
place of a poor Irish
girl who became one of
New York’s wealthiest
property owners – before
suffering a tragic fate.” (See the article below from the Irish Mail.)
Peter Maher’s explains that his is a novel based …on the life and times of my grandparents’ generation and uncovers the remarkable life of my great aunt, Annie Elizabeth Maher (1860 – 1949).