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Digging your own Home

Our family doesn’t have a photo of the original dugout dug in 1868 that was on the “Butter in the Well” farm, so here’s a photo from Kansas Memory to give you a visual view to contemplate while reading a passage from my book …See More
Mar 2, 2012
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Details in Pioneer Photos

Photos of Mead family dugout, Ford Co., KansasI post pioneer photos on my Facebook page once a week, and it’s fun for people to look at the photos in detail and comment on what they see.Last week I posted the outside and inside of a dugout home in Ford Co., Kansas that I found in …See More
Feb 22, 2012
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Feb 10, 2012
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Linda K. Hubalek posted a blog post

How Valuable is that Quilt?

(This post is currently featured on The Quilting Gallery, so be sure to read it to see more photos and enter in the contest to win an ebook copy of Butter in the Well  for your…See More
Feb 8, 2012
Linda K. Hubalek commented on the blog post 'The Loss of a Friend'
"Thanks so much for the note. I appreciate it!"
Feb 4, 2012
Ankhseojhal commented on the blog post 'The Loss of a Friend'
"Sorry for you on the sad demise of your class mate. This is life that one who lives longer than others bears the loss of friends more. May his soul rest in peace. "
Feb 4, 2012
Linda K. Hubalek posted a blog post

The Loss of a Friend

One of my grade school classmates died suddenly this week from some yet-unknown health issue. Eventually, after the autopsy is finished, family and friends will know what struck down the man liked by so many, but now all we can do is just wonder—and remember.He was the class clown, often times the start of mischief in our boisterous large class of almost thirty students (all in one room those days).In his adult life people knew him as a family man, auctioneer, their kid’s softball coach, and…See More
Feb 3, 2012
Linda K. Hubalek posted a blog post

The Buffalo Chip Lady

I love looking at old photos collected on historical  internet sites like KansasMemory.org. One of the most famous photos, that of a woman gathering cow chips, depicts the typical life of a pioneer woman in many people’s minds.Here’s this woman, stuck out on the Western Kansas plains, with nothing but the flat…See More
Jan 20, 2012
Linda K. Hubalek posted a blog post

Why were these Quilts kept?

We had a warm sunny day this week, so I pulled out a tub of quilts I inherited from Lois, my mother-in-law. They had been stored in a cedar chest, made as a high school project by her future husband back in about 1925.I spread a white tablecloth on the driveway and unfolded the first quilt. The double wedding band quilt is a beautiful display of color, stitching, and handwork. The…See More
Jan 12, 2012
Linda K. Hubalek posted a status
"Just posted a new blog about quilt memories. http://ning.it/ykeGil"
Jan 12, 2012
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Jan 6, 2012
Linda K. Hubalek posted a blog post

Orphaned Quilt Blocks find a new Home

I found three quilt blocks, tucked in different drawers in different dressers, when sorting for my parent’s move from the farm into town recently. I wondered when these orphaned blocks were sewn, and why they were not incorporated into a quilt.I handed the first one to Mom, which she promptly flipped over.“It’s hand stitched, by my mother because I recognize many of her…See More
Jan 2, 2012
Linda K. Hubalek posted a status
"Posted a new blog on Quilt with Us.…"
Dec 16, 2011

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Who I am:
Award-winning author Linda Hubalek tells us how she ended up writing books about Kansas pioneer women.

In sixth grade we had to write a paper on what we wanted to do when we grew up. My mom had kept it and I found this paper while cleaning through my closet during my college days. According to my dreams back then, I wanted to be a farmer, but my last line was – “but alas, girls can't be farmers.”

Well, I got my Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture/Horticulture from Kansas State University, did agronomy research for years before starting a wholesale horticulture business. My company, Prairie Flower Creations, grew and dried flowers, ornamental corn, and mini pumpkins for the florist trade.

In 1990 I was featured in Country Woman Magazine, but at the same time, my husband's job was transferred to California. I sold my business and tried to cope, growing flowers and pumpkins in five-gallon buckets on our cement lawn.

I started writing about the family and farmland I was homesick for and started a new career, writing about women ancestors who had moved to the new state of Kansas and farmed its land.

We eventually moved back to Kansas, bought land next to my family, raised buffalo, and I have a garden again. So not only have I fulfilled my dream to be a farmer, I've written about past and present women that have also tilled the prairie land of Kansas.

Please read and enjoy my book series which are about the family that homestead our family farm, and my ancestors that homesteaded in Kansas in the 1800s.

My writing time most days is spent on the computer with marketing my businesses, and working on the next book series.

You can also follow my blog by going to http://www.lindahubalek.com/feed/rss or my Facebook page at http://www.Facebook.com/lindahubalekbooks.
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
Ten historical fiction books about Kansas pioneers.
Butter in the Well
Prarieblomman
Egg Gravy
Looking Back
Trail of Thread
Thimble of Soil
Stitch of Courage
Planting Dreams
Cultivating Hope
Harvesting Faith
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My writing is:
Fiction
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Linda K. Hubalek's Blog

Digging your own Home

Posted on March 2, 2012 at 11:20am 0 Comments

Our family doesn’t have a photo of the original dugout dug in 1868 that was on the “Butter in the Well” farm, so here’s a photo from Kansas Memory to give you a visual view to contemplate while reading a passage from my book …

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Details in Pioneer Photos

Posted on February 22, 2012 at 10:16am 0 Comments

Photos of Mead family dugout, Ford Co., Kansas

I post pioneer photos on my Facebook page once a week, and it’s fun for people to look at the photos in detail…

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How Valuable is that Quilt?

Posted on February 8, 2012 at 9:36am 0 Comments

(This post is currently featured on The Quilting Gallery, so be sure to read it to see more photos and enter in the contest to win an ebook copy of Butter in the Well …

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The Loss of a Friend

Posted on February 3, 2012 at 1:57pm 2 Comments

One of my grade school classmates died suddenly this week from some yet-unknown health issue. Eventually, after the autopsy is finished, family and friends will know what struck down the man liked by so many, but now all we can do is just wonder—and remember.

He was the class clown, often times the start of mischief in our boisterous large class of almost thirty students (all in one room those days).

In his adult life people knew him as a family man, auctioneer, their kid’s…

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At 4:53pm on April 24, 2012, Rebecca Lane Beittel said…

I haven't been on SheWrites much lately.  Been busy doing my own "thang" I suppose.  I'm curious as to what my SheWrites friends are up to, writing-wise, though.  Right now, I'm waiting to hear back from 2 agents who have requested my full manuscript of The Time Minders.  I'm still working on Kingdoms of Blood & Magic, but not as diligently as I should, since I've been querying/submitting for the TTM, doing scads of tutoring at my daughters' school and work for our church's youth group.  How about YOU? 

At 3:35pm on April 12, 2011, Julia Barry said…
Hi Linda,

So glad you are here, and welcome to She Writes!

You can check out the Getting Started section to help you find your way around, or a great way to jump in is to get involved with our Groups.

Feel free to let me know if you have any questions!

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