Annette B. DunlapOn the C-SPAN Networks:
Annette B. Dunlap is an Author with five videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 2013 Call-In. Most appearances with Susan Swain (2), Thomas F. Schwartz (2), Lisa Kathleen Graddy (2). Most common tags: First Ladies, Hoover, Herbert.
''One of the things I love about writing biography is that it gives me a reason to snoop into people’s lives. Truth is, I’m just plain nosy, and I love reading old letters and newspaper articles about people now long gone.
If it had been possible, I would have been born with a book in my hand. I have always loved to read, and I have always wanted to write. My first “literary effort” was a story about my then one-year old sister whom my mother had said was a messy baby. “Miss Messy of Messyville” never made the bestseller list, but it was appreciated by my mother, who loved and encouraged me to write more.
But back to writing biographies – handling the life story of another human being is a precious trust. Life is never simple, and people are fallible. When I read about “my person’s” foibles and opinions, I think about the time they lived in and the pressures they faced. I want my readers to see the people I write about in the time in which they lived and worked.
As a result of becoming a book author, I have gone places I would never have dreamed. I have met descendants of the U.S. presidents, including the eldest grandson of Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt, descendants of both Jefferson Davis and Rutherford B. Hayes, and, of course, the grandchildren of Frances Folsom...''