Whitecrow Trading Post

(formerly known as Silverheels Trading Post)

Journal of Fanny Whitecrow

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Ratings and Reviews

Posted by Fanny Whitecrow on Tuesday, September 22, 2020,

September 22, 2020
Exeter, Devon, England

Most internet sites these days where one can post reviews of books and/or movies employ a five-star rating system. Nor do these sites allow a reviewer to award zero stars; the minimum is one. Therefore, 1 star means "I hate this book." For two reasons, I rarely post negative reviews. First, if I was not enjoying a book, then I probably did not finish it, and I do not feel that one has the right to review a book that one has not read cover to cover. Seco...


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The Value of Reading Fiction

Posted by Fanny Whitecrow on Saturday, July 11, 2020,

July 11, 2020

Exeter, Devon, England


In reading a book, I inevitably identify so totally with the main character that I can honestly claim to have lived other lives than just my own. Nor must those characters whose lives I so vividly experience be of my own gender, age, or race. In a fictional universe conjured for me by a skilled story-teller, I am as often male as I am female. At age eighteen, believe it or not, I have already endure the frustrations and disappointments of old age. I...


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Shedding Tears

Posted by Fanny Whitecrow on Wednesday, July 1, 2020,

July 1, 2020

Exeter, Devon, England


I was a very small child the last time I shed tears of unhappiness. Nor is that because no misfortune has ever befallen me. Even though my life is blessed beyond what most human beings can even imagine, I have, nevertheless, had to face disappointments and to endure both physical pain and terrible grief. But I do not cry. I deal with it like a big girl. After all, did I not inherited from my mother the storied stoicism of Native Americans? And did m...


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About Me


Fanny Whitecrow My full name is Madeleine Estefania Whitecrow Ashe. I am the niece of Trudy Silverheels, founder of this trading post. To readers of historical fiction, I am known as M W Ashe.
Past managers of this trading post, besides Aunt Bootsy (Trudy Silverheels), are my mother (Miranda Whitecrow), Xiomara Antonia Roma, and Beatrice Garza Johnson. I thank them all for keeping this enterprise operational until I became of age to run it myself.
After a Painting by Maija

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