"When Elizabeth Shown Mills was an 11-year-old grade-school student, she scribbled down a challenging assignment: learn about herself by interviewing others. That schooltime task sparked an interest in her that is still alive today."
Those are the opening words in an Associated Press article that is being published in newspapers around the country. Mills is one of today's leading genealogists and a person mentioned often in past editions of this newsletter. She is a former president of the American Society of Genealogists and recently retired as editor of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly to devote time to writing her first novel, Isle of Canes, which was published this year. (See http://www.eogn.com/archives/news0417.htm#IsleofCanes for more info.)
The Associated Press article focuses on Mills' novel. You can read the article on many newspaper sites, including http://www.sunherald.com/mld/thesunherald/9410006.htm.