Monthly archives: April, 2011

Demystifying Front and Back Matter

Have you heard the terms Front and Back Matter and been wondering what they mean? Front matter refers to all the pages in a book that come in front of the manuscript. Common components of the front matter include the title page, legal or copyright page, a foreword, dedication, table of contents, acknowledgements and introduction. …

Helga’s Story Was Destroyed

Helga Eastby lived in 1896.  A Norwegian immigrant and mother of 8 children, Helga and her family faced foreclosure of their farm after a downturn in the economy.  At that time, women were strongly encouraged to be sedate, not get too happy, too sad, or too tired to prevent hysteria.  At that time the society …