April 13, 2007
Title: “Plant My Feet on Higher Ground”
Author: Ila E. Flinn
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Overview: I heard many stories about the Galveston Flood when I was a child, although I then grasped none of its tragedy. I realized what an impact the storm had left with my mother and her family, so I decided in the fall of 1979 to write this story beginning with that Galveston Hurricane.
Author’s background: Flinn’s freelance newspaper and magazine feature articles were printed in San Diego city and County area periodicals in the 1970s during a break between state and parochial school teaching jobs. As a single mother following a divorce in 1970, she has moved back to her hometown of Clovis, which also happens to be the setting for the conclusion of this book.
Release date: Has been released
The book is available in the Clovis-Carver Public Library.