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Author, Historical Fiction


Virginia Reed and the Donner Party

Book Reviews

"By illuminating the party’s incredible tragedy through the sorrowful eyes of a young girl, Herman shines a bright, ominous light that will never go out. An even handed, informative account of an American catastrophe.”

-Kirkus Reviews


“This book could be of great significance if placed in classrooms throughout California as part of the social studies curriculum. I highly recommend this book to all ages alike.”

–San Francisco Book Review.

“... should be required reading for California students. It’s going on my child’s summer reading list.”

–Heidi Komlofske-Rojek, President & CEO, City Book Review


The lives of five survivors intertwine during the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire.

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Image by Ronan Furuta
I love history. At its core, it is about human nature: learning how others who have come before us have overcome challenges—some of which we still face today. History can give us a deeper perspective and can provide solace and hope, knowing we have been through tough times before.

-Doris Kearns Goodman
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