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Barbara Schlichting, Author: History, Homicides and First Ladies

Barbara Schlichting

Barbara Schlichting's First Lady Mystery series connects historical events with the modern world.  So far, she's written former first ladies Mary Lincoln, Dolley Madison and Edith Roosevelt into homicides related to a seemingly innocent dollhouse store in downtown Minneapolis. A prolific writer, Schlichting also wrote the mystery Body on the Tracks, several children's books, poetry, and she's developed a Martha Washington picture book focusing on her early days as first lady. We spoke with Schlichting on the morning show abouther books, her research and herlongtime interest in first ladies.

As part of the Brainerd Writers Alliance, Schlichting will present “Making Historical Figures Modern,” April 28, 2018, 11:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m. at Prairie Bay in Brainerd. 

Heidi Holtan is KAXE's Director of Content and Public Affairs where she manages producers and is the local host of Morning Edition from NPR. Heidi is a regional correspondent for WDSE/WRPT's Duluth Public Television’s Almanac North.
John has been listening to KAXE since the early days in 1976, and has worked as our Development Director from 1995-2022. Now semi-retired and writing, sculpting and enjoying the good life, you can hear him on the Morning Show Fridays.