Thursday, January 31, 2008

The book is in print at long last!

12 August 2009 - A brief update: My book, The Spirit in the South, is finally in print. If libraries request a copy from authorHOUSE they will receive one free. Email me and I will email the address for that request. After the long time-consuming process of writing, editing and proofing that began in 1999, it is finally finished. I am so grateful to Jane Bauer of Kensett, Iowa who is a phenomenal editor! This book could not have been completed without her amazing critique and assistance. She sees things I do not. Additional thanks goes to many cousins, especially Anne Curtis Terry who contributed essays to the book. The book is available on Barnes and Noble's website as well as

For the new reader of this blog: it helps to start reading the Hallinglag history from the first posting as opposed to going backwards by date. The history of Hallingdal makes a lot more sense if you do that. Maybe I should have written it backwards in time?

I received some great photos from our cousin Danny Brunsvold of Kensett - Worth County, Iowa; plan to get them uploaded when the history of Hallingdal shifts to Worth County history of the immigrants. Danny and I share common ancestors: his ggrandmother Malena Vold Brunsvold and my grandfather were siblings. And Happy Birthday to Danny's mother: Marguerite Brunsvold!

Blessings, Cynthia


Anonymous said...

When surfing the web one does not come across Brunsvold or Vold name. It's a breath of fresh air.

Pam said...

My great, great, great grandfather, Elling Asleson Foss came from Hallingdal, Norway to Dane County Wisconsin in 1850. One of his son's, Asle Foss (my great, great grandfather) settled in Worth County, Iowa. Does anyone have any connections or knowledge of my family?

Jeffrey said...

Asle is my great grandfather. He had three wives and a bunch of kids. They are scattered all over the West.

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Jeff Sterling