Connection to Illinois: Eichmann is based in Chicago. Biography: A graduate from the Jordan College of Music at Butler University, in Indianapolis, IN, Chicago-based author Mim Eichmann has found that her creative journey has taken her down many exciting, interwoven pathways as an award-winning published lyricist, short story author and songwriter, professional folk musician, choreographer, by-lined journalist, and now, historical fiction author. Her debut historical fiction novel, “A Sparrow Alone”, published by Living Springs Publishers in April 2020, has met with extremely enthusiastic reviews and was a semi-finalist in the 2020 Illinois Library Association's Soon-to-be-Famous Project. Its much-anticipated sequel, “Muskrat Ramble” was published in March 2021.
|A Sparrow Alone
ISBN: 0965711390 OCLC: 1225331326 Living Springs Publishers 2020 "Hannah's story is not only a wonderful historical coming-of-age tale,but also a novel about overcoming hardships, finding friendship, and female empowerment." ~ Deanna Frances Windy City Reviews1890s. Colorado. Following her mother's sudden death, thirteen-year-old Hannah Owens is hired as domestic help by a wealthy doctor's family in Colorado Springs. When the doctor declares bankruptcy and abandons his family to finance his mistress Pearl DeVere's brothel, Hannah is thrown into a world of gold mining bonanzas and busts, rampant prostitution and the economic, political and cultural upheavals of the era. Two of Cripple Creek's most colorful historic characters, Winfield Scott Stratton, eccentric owner of the richest gold mine in Cripple Creek, and Pearl DeVere, the beautiful madam of The Old Homestead come to life as this old-fashioned, coming-of-age saga unfolds, a tribute to the women who set the stage for women's rights.
ISBN: 1734459379 OCLC: 1251805108 Living Springs Publishers 2021 Seamlessly threaded into the emerging hot jazz music scene that captured the hearts of music lovers in 1913 New Orleans, are the themes of the tightening Jim Crow era, World War I and its aftermath of economic ills, political upheavals and epidemics, and the choices, heartbreaks and ultimate decisions of women of all races.~at its heart, however, "Muskrat Ramble” is the saga of a young woman's unwavering devotion to the child she was forced to abandon at birth.
|Whatever Happened to Cathy Martin
ISBN: 1953686125 OCLC: Living Springs Publishers 2022 Kathy Reichs meets Sherlock Holmes in this gothic Midwest thriller set in southern Indiana in 1978 that seeks to unravel a deadly tangled web of lies surrounding three former high school friends, one of whom has been missing for over a decade ... but which one? And why?