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PATRIOT PRIEST

The Story of Monsignor William A. Hemmick,
The Vatican's First American Canon

PATRIOT PRIEST tells one man's personal experience over several epochs and areas of history. It is also in part, the story of one unique individual, author Patricia Daly-Lipe's great uncle Msgr. William A. Hemmick. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, and raised in Europe, he became fluent in five languages. When the first World War broke out, he felt committed to help the troops. After the war, he was proclaimed the Patriot Priest of Picardy by the Army and Navy. After years spent in Paris, William Hemmick was asked by the Vatican to come to Rome. Ultimately, he became the only American Canon of St. Peter's Representing the Knights of Malta to the Holy See.

It was he who performed the nuptials of American film star Tyrone Power and Linda Christian. He also converted the future Queen Astrid of Belgium. Although, many stories and famous people permeate Hemmick's life through the events of both world wars, this is not only the story of one individual. It is a personal glimpse at an epic era in history, from WWI to Paris between the wars, to WWII and its aftermath.

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   – – – – – – – NEW!– – – – – –
A CRUEL CALM; Paris Between the Wars
has just won First Place in the 2013 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards in Historical Fiction Category.

"Better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all -well, yes and no. Read A CRUEL CALM's view of this age old dilemma."

~ Rita Mae Brown, author of eleven novels, poet
and two time Emmy nominee.

"The historian can learn much from the novelist."

Samuel Eliot Morison,
Rear Admiral, United States Naval Reserve
(July 9, 1887 – May 15, 1976),
A Historian who garnered numerous honors, including two Pulitzer Prizes, two Bancroft Prizes, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom).

What was love like in the era before annulments, reliable contraceptives and acceptance of homosexuality?

A CRUEL CALM, Paris Between the Wars visits an era of idealism and innovation on all levels when Paris was the cultural capital of the Western World. Politics, religion, social mores and a special time in history (1927-1939) determine the fate of a young Catholic socialite from Washington, DC as she tries to find out if it is only after great sorrow that love can come again.

Well Researched, A CRUEL CALM, Paris Between the Wars includes Lindbergh's flight across the Atlantic and the huge crowds that awaited him at Le Bourget Aeroport; Gertrude Stein, James Joyce, Joseph Campbell and Hemingway in their own words; the Surrealist movement; lady pilots Bessie Coleman and Amelia Earhart; a train ride to Reno, Black Thursday; the ravages from the Great War and omens of a new war brewing, and much more.

This is also a story replete with historical detail, universal conflict, and sensational romance and could easily be adapted as a screen play.

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JADA Book of the Year

The first Edition, titled Forbidden Loves, Paris Between the Wars, won first runner-up in the category of fiction in the 3rd Annual International Print on Demand, "JADA Book of the Year" Awards contest.

 



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Finalist Award

First Place Winer
Historical Fiction


Nominated for Global
eBook Award


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$12.95 from me
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"Universe to each must be all that is, including me."                                       (Buckminster Fuller)

Messages from Nature is a collection of short stories about animals, trials at sea, and ‘the evolutionary journey of man and nature. It is a book for all ages.

Based on my personal experiences, most of the stories were previously published in newspapers and magazines over the years. Also included is one poignant tale about a greyhound written by my late father, Daly Highleyman, and published in the 1930s.

How would it feel to be on a small sailboat far from land in gale force winds or suddenly subjected to a micro-burst? Are horses psychic? What was it like to be up at the helm of a 165-foot concrete schooner and, looking down the steps, see water gushing into the cabin? Did Sweet William come back to say goodbye? How can a puppy found starving to death in the Virginia countryside become a master sailor? Explore and discover the answers to these questions and more in Messages from Nature.

Progress is being made all over the world, the so-called progress named technology. But another avenue of progress is also being made all over the world and that is the progress of research in the field of creativity. It cannot be ignored that the creative endeavor has a spiritual side to it. Nor can it be said that creative work results from technical know-how. Inspiration is a key factor and its roots may not be as nebulous as they first appear. Genuine creative imagination does not just spring from the right hemisphere of the brain. I believe its roots come from a much deeper place: the heart. In this vein, it is my hope that this little tome will inspire the reader to feel and react to the beauty of nature and the love of animals; in effect, to experience the invaluable life lessons that only Nature can teach.

If you are a horse lover like me, you will enjoy the following: click here.

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Nominated for Global
       eBook Award

"All history properly understood is the history of thought."                             (Robin George Collingwood)

My history (herstory) is based upon diary entries written during the late ‘50s and ‘60s. But memories tend to change with age. Time softens some, sharpens others, distorts and even extracts parts. This fabric of our memories, its threads weaving intermittently in and out of the realm of recall, is not quite the same as it was almost 50 years ago. Yet it is nonetheless the fabric from which my life was woven..

The French have an expression: the more things change, the more they remain the same. Remembering and researching for this memoir led me to that conclusion as well.

Reading the words written so long ago in my diary,
I was astounded at what I saw and heard and
thought about as a teenager and later a young

twenty something living in Europe. Was that really me? Was Paris/Rome/Belgium/London really like that in the ‘60s? Yes, it is real. Real because I wrote it on the spot. No directives, no hindsight. Now I have integrated all those direct observations into a Memoir. It is for you, dear reader, to enjoy and, at the same time, perhaps gain some appreciation for the past. In this case, my past.

Anyone who believes you can't change history has never tried to write his memoirs.”                                                                      (David Ben Gurion)

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Myth, Magic & Metaphor, A Journey into the Heart of Creativity attempts to awaken the aesthetic sense, the creative muse who lurks within us all.

Today, in a cognitive/technical society, people have become more and more removed from the instinctive aspect of the psyche. My task as author is to enhance the creative spirit through myth and metaphor, to restore the sense of wonder adults experienced as children. My method is multi-sensory, interdisciplinary, and holistic. There are no limitations to what thoughts, ideas, observations, or research could and might be used to stimulate the creative process. The ultimate tool is the human heart. The medium is words. Philosophy, art, music, and linguistics are some of the disciplines used as stimulation.

As Phyllis Whitney said, learn to "think with a pencil." What comes out on paper may be the most wonderful gift you have ever received. And, just think, dear reader, you gave it to yourself!

Before writing Myth, Magic and Metaphor as a book, Patricia taught a class by the same name both at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis and at Anne Arundel Community College, Continuing Education. The following is one of the many letters forwarded to Patricia. It reflects the same attributes taught in the course as are found in the book. In the latter case: to make the reader into a writer.
    "I would like to take this opportunity to express my feeleings about a course I recently attended (Myth and Magic / Pat Daly, Advanced Writers Workshop).
    "I would also to express my gratitude to the instructor. I entered Ms. Daly's course as a 'Literary Snob', but I left with a new appreciation for the written word. Prior to attending this course, it had been twenty years since I had opened a book with Hemingway, Joyce, or Faulkner on the cover. After attenting Ms. Daly's first session, I found myself racing to the library in search of these authors. Ms. Daly reintroduced me to a world that I had long forgotten. She provided stimulation, inspiration, and a desire to catch up on all I had missed.
    "For me, more inportant than the rediscovery of other authors was the writer I discovered inside myself through Ms. Daly's class exercises. These exercises taught me a new way of writing.
    "The only complaint I have about the course is that it was far too short. There was so much more we could have covered." . . .
Sincerely,
(A former student)

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La Jolla, A Celebration of Its Past was the winner or the San Diego Book Awards Association for the year 2002.

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"People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors."

~ Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

La Jolla, A Celebration of Its Past is a rich and varied collection of vignettes and essays about historic La Jolla. Since this author believes that "history is someone else’s point of view", the emphasis is on the extraordinary people who helped build and shape this special place.

La Jolla is more than a town, more than just a pretty seaside place in the sun. There is a spirit about this place. The essence of La Jolla comes not only from the sea, the surf, the sun, the cliffs, and the caves, but also from its unique and bountiful history which includes very special citizens.

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