The O’Shaughnessy Chronicles are a set of novels that follow Will and Mary O’Shaughnessy and their family as they weather life’s up and downs through good times and bad, through boom and bust. Set in Iowa County, Wisconsin the books are based on Harold Thorpe’s own family history, and are inspired by real people, places and events from Wisconsin in the early 20th century.
Giddyap Tin Lizzie was released in 2012, Bittersweet Harvest in 2013, both by Little Creek Press. A 3rd book in the set, Puppet on a String is set to be published in September 2018. Real-life family stories published by Thorpe’s mother, Laura Annette Fitzsimons, in her 1999 memoire, From High on the Bluff, inspired the fictional novels.
Download a sample chapter of Giddyap Tin Lizzie Download a sample chapter of Bittersweet Harvest