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December 11, 2014

In my novel, DEAD OF AUTUMN, the contemporary suspense story intertwines with the tale of Dewilla Noakes.  Dewilla and her sisters are on a road trip with their father and older cousin, Winifred -- a trip that ends tragically for the entire family.  Although my story is fictionalized, it is based on an historical event.  The Babes in the Woods were three young sisters, found dead in the Pennsylvania woods near Pine Grove Furnace State Park one wintry November day in 1934.  The 80th anniversary of their deaths was just a few weeks ago.


I had planned to summarize the known history of the Noake's family's fateful cross-country journey here on my blog.  However, reporter Joseph Cress of Carlisle, PA's newspaper, The Sentinel,  wrote two excellent stories to commemorate the Babe'...

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