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Today in History—Aug. 21

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Today in History—Aug. 21—the largest fire in US history consumed 3 million acres in 1910. It was called by many names, but the most famous is The Big Blow Up! Smoke clogged the air all the way to Denver.

Today we see history repeat itself as the top 10 fires in the US are in Montana. My publisher had no idea when they chose this month to release Second Chance Brides Collection containing my novella, Fanned Embers. But on this day, 107 years ago, Missoula became a sanctuary for all the people displaced by the massive fire swallowing up the Pacific NW on the borders of Montana and Idaho. Watch the video below to see what just a fraction of that might have looked like with today’s comparison. It may be the solar eclipse, but it’s a special day for more reasons than that!

Please remember to pray for all the people displaced, the firefighters trying to contain the wildfires, and those who have already lost so much. And then please remember those who cannot get clean air. The smoke is causing illnesses in young and old alike from sore throats and headaches to bronchitis and pneumonia.

What’s a Pulaski? It looks like this axe/adse and can be used to chop or dig meaning a fireman only has to carry one thing instead of two… Photo links to a Wikipedia article.

  I’m grateful to a man who lived over a century ago, Ed Pulaski. He invented the tool firefighters still use today. The tool was named after him—the Pulaski. And that’s all the thanks he ever saw. He never received pay. He never achieved the massive fame or success that someone today might with an invention in constant use. But I hope he receives much in heaven for his part in saving so many lives and affecting our world even after his life is done.

The Second Chance Brides Collection

The Second Chance Brides Collection, including Fanned Embers by Angela Breidenbach

If you’d like to read more about the true story behind the Pulaski, you can get a copy of Second Chance Brides Collection featuring Fanned Embers here. Just click on the book and choose your favorite store.

 

Nine Historical Romances Offer New Hope for Love. Meet nine women from history spanning from 1776 to 1944 feel the sting of having lost out on love. Can their hope for experiencing romance again be renewed?

Fanned Embers:by Angela Breidenbach – Bitterroot Mountains, Montana/Idaho border, 1910
Stranded in the treacherous railroad camp after her husband’s murder, Juliana Hayes has no desire to marry a ruffian like Lukas Filips. Can she release prejudice to love again? Or will they even survive the fiery Pacific Northwest disaster to find out?

 

Angela Breidenbach, Scotland Dreams

Angela Breidenbach

Angela Breidenbach lives in Missoula, MT and loves sharing Montana history. She writes romance through the ages. Author of 15 books, she’s also the host of Lit Up—Lighting up the literary world with book reviews, in-depth expert interviews, and ideas to design a lucrative creative career. Listen weekly and expand your imagination to enhance your life — Always family-friendly, always good for your heart.
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Find her on social media: @AngBreidenbach

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Lit Up Radio lights up your creative world

Lit Up! with Angela Breidenbach, a show for creatives and those who want to know what makes them tick!
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Lit Up! Radio with Angela Breidenbach is growing quite an audience! Wow! We’re up to about 350K listeners on Lit Up radio.

Thank you so much for finding value in Lit Up! I’m so excited to share with you the stellar guests that share their wit, wisdom, and wonderful experiences with you to light up your creative world! Once the show syndicates and goes live, you’ll be able to see both the show notes and click the arrow to listen right on the site. Prior to the show going live, some have show notes. But don’t miss the amazing discussion where all the details are unpacked. If you’d rather subscribe via iTunes (now called Apple Podcasts) you can do that, too. Show notes on each episode.

Click “View” below or go to the regular Lit Up! show page at: https://toginet.com/shows/litup/

07-28-2017 Lit Up! Guests Ingram/IngramSpark View  (not done with the show notes, but I want you to have this on your do not miss list!)

07-21-2017 Lit Up! Guest Brian Bird 10 Commandments of Screenwriting (can’t wait for this one to go live!) View  

07-14-2017 Writing Novellas guest Debby Lee View 

07-07-2017 Wholistic Creativity with Guest Kathleen Freeman View 

06-30-2017 Diana Lesire Brandmeyer – Journey from Traditional to Hybrid Author, AMS Ads View

06-23-2017  On Remote: New Author Questions with Mary A. Mills View 
(As with all remotes, you’ll notice background noise during the party I was invited to be at as an author and radio host of Lit Up! with Angela Breidenbach. However, this show was too valuable not to share. I think you’ll be able to listen in and enjoy it without much difficulty at all. Just wanted to make sure you knew that the two remote shows have a little different sound due to the live background.) 

06-16-2017  On Remote w/Susan Thomas Small Presses, Interactive Mystery Games, Copyright, and more View
(As with all remotes, you’ll notice background noise during the party I was invited to be at as an author and radio host. However, this show was too valuable not to share. I think you’ll be able to listen in and enjoy it without much difficulty at all. Just wanted to make sure you knew that the two remote shows have a little different sound due to the live background.) 

06-09-2017  Guest Jenna Victoria Writing and Living Against the Odds View 

06-02-2017  Hybrid Authors, Audiobooks, & Agencies Supporting Indie Authors View 

05-26-2017 Guest Mark of Kobo View Have you wanted to go wide? Great tips in this episode!

05-19-2017  Surviving and Thriving Janet Perez Eckles View 

05-12-2017  Professional Editing with guest Jennifer Vander Klipp View 

05-05-2017  Guest Author Liz Tolsma on writing & Scrivener View 

04-28-2017  Writing for Hollywood, Dr. Ted Baehr & JD DeWitt View

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Lit up Radio premieres!

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Lit Up! with Angela Breidenbach, a new show for creatives and those who want to know what makes them tick!

Lit Up! with Angela Breidenbach, a new show for creatives and those who want to know what makes them tick!

 Lit Up Radio premiers April 28, 2017.

In this first episode, Lit Up Radio premiers with a visit with executive producer, Sandra Beck, next is Dr. Ted Baehr of the Movie Guide about writing for Hollywood and his book, How to Succeed in Hollywood without Losing Your Soul.

Next, JD DeWitt, and I discuss Connecting Writers with Hollywood, the CWWH 2017 Conference where you can pitch your screenplay or learn about the writing industry (I get to teach that class), and a few tidbits about writing for movies.

Lit Up Radio is also on iTunes. Click to listen and subscribe.

Lit up! with Angela Breidenbach is produced by Sandra Beck of Beck Media. 

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