Little House on the Prairie Books – a Collaboration Between Mother and Daughter?

3 Oct

So, it seems that Laura Ingalls Wilder was 65 when she wrote the Little House books.. How very serendipitous to learn this one month after my 65th birthday and with my first solo book about to come out. I have a new muse to guide me.

NOTE:  If you’ve just found me here, I urge you to hop over to my website at where my “real” blog is live and well.  I’m still meandering my way through the vs.  kerfuffle.




Found Between the Covers

by Susan Wittig Albert
Published: September 1, 2013
Publisher: Persevero Press
Genre: Historical Fiction, Historical Biography
Source: Author


In 1928, Rose Wilder Lane—world traveler, journalist, much-published magazine writer—returned from an Albanian sojourn to her parents’ Ozark farm. Almanzo Wilder was 71, Laura 61, and Rose felt obligated to stay and help. To make life easier, she built them a new home, while she and Helen Boylston transformed the farmhouse into a rural writing retreat and filled it with visiting New Yorkers. Rose sold magazine stories to pay the bills for both households, and despite the subterranean tension between mother and daughter, life seemed good.

Then came the Crash. Rose’s money vanished, the magazine market dried up, and the Depression darkened the nation. That’s when Laura wrote her autobiography, “Pioneer Girl,” the story of growing up in the Big Woods of Wisconsin, on the Kansas prairie, and…

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6 Responses to “Little House on the Prairie Books – a Collaboration Between Mother and Daughter?”

  1. Sherrey Meyer October 3, 2013 at 2:52 am #

    Janet, I love your reblog comment! And congratulations on finding a new muse. 🙂 Thanks for the reblog.

    • Janet Givens January 14, 2017 at 3:17 am #

      Hi Sherry. Every now and again I’m get word that someone has subscribed to this site of mine. Can you help me understand how it works? I have a weekly bloh on my website:

      I haven’t done anything here but share your review and I actually have no memory of how I did that.

      Thanks for any help you can offer.

  2. Tracy Lee Karner June 15, 2015 at 10:16 pm #

    Thanks for this Janet. I told Sherrey that I’ve been waiting for this book, was hoping someone would eventually write it — and I’ve ordered it. Can’t wait to read it and share it with my husband. He’s a terribly finicky reader, and a big fan of the Laura and Rose story.

  3. roughwighting June 8, 2016 at 2:40 pm #

    65 is the new 45… right? That’s what I’m believing, anyway. 🙂

    • Janet Givens January 14, 2017 at 3:13 am #

      Pam, hello. I just now see this Comment from you. I am at a loss how this post survives. As you know I’m active over at my site. Do you understand how they are related? Do you post to both .org and .com? I’m a subscriber to, which I love very.

      • roughwighting January 14, 2017 at 1:18 pm #

        Hi Janet. No, I have no idea what the difference is between the and the site. When I press your name that comes up after you comment on one of my posts, it takes me to the (old?) site. There’s probably a way for you to change that so it just now goes on your site (or whatever it’s called, the one in which you posted about Cuba), but I don’t know how it’s done. I googled and found a who is definitely not you! Anyway, I love having you come over here to me, and I love reading your posts. xo

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