I love doing my blog. I have invited some of my fellow historic SMP
The response to my invite was encouraging. I also invite my Connecticut
Chapter of Romance
Writer’s (CTRWA) of America writers. Without my CTRWA group, I wouldn’t
be here. They are
amazing. One of our writers won the Rita Award this year. We have quite a
Square dancing has been around since America began . . . well, even though
officially it was
1776, we got lots of folks here before that, so, let’s say 17th century saw
flood of people
seeking a better way of life. They came bringing their culture with them. We
ended up with a
mixture of music and dance from here and there and everywhere. It was all
thrown into a big
melting pot and lots of wonder came out. If we are talking about square
dancing being one of
the wonders, now, in 2015, it is known as modern western square dancing. Want to see U-tube
dancing flash mob
. . . here you go!
All of this is big time, hand clapping, foot stomping fun.
Gail Ingis writes historical romance, loves history and romance of course,
and her weekly blog frequently covers historical content. A native of
Brooklyn, New York,
Ingis’s early days began and ended with writing, drawing and music. Her
inspiration to write
came from books gifted to her by an aunt. But life had other ideas.
After graduating from the New York School of Interior Design with a BFA in
Architecture and Design and masters’ studies in Architecture and Design
Criticism at The New
School (Parsons). Her career in interior design and architecture led her to
the other arts.
Ingis founded the Interior Design Institute, a school of interior design,
sold, but during her tenure, she was twice asked by publishers to write a
textbook, her efforts
were thwarted by a heavy schedule.
Ingis resides in Connecticut with her scientist-writer husband. She and her
husband travel and
enjoy tennis. Currently, she sits on the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
of Trustees and
serves as Curator of Art for exhibitions at the museum.
She is a member of the CTRWA—Connecticut Chapter of Romance Writer’s of
You surprised me today with your posting. I thought it was going to be another article about some type of material, or a find about furniture, or something to do with interior design. I never expected to see an article about Western Dancing, but it was interesting to read about, as well as very refreshing to find the video embedded. Once again, thank you for coming today, and sharing your little tidbits of wisdom with us, to fill in those blanks that we have in our brains which are waiting for info to pass on to others. I'll be looking for your books. (Peggy Roberson 10:37am August 21, 2015)