Author Archives: Dawn Lajeunesse

About Dawn Lajeunesse

I, like so many others, am a novelist struggling for recognition. In Her Mother's Shoes was published in June 2013 - available through Amazon, B&N and iPad, e-book (only $2.99!) as well as paperback. Autumn Colors was my first. My third novel, Star Catching, was released in November, 2016 and has been very well-received! My writings are mostly women's fiction, most also suitable for YA. My website is www.dawnlajeunesse.com. Come visit me there!

Ain’t it funny…

How time slips away! Sometimes schedules collide to make time disappear. However if pressed, I could point to the many pleasures and tasks that have consumed my time. The biggest of that: my publisher sent the results of the comprehensive … Continue reading

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ARMENIAN POLITICS AND RELIGION

Just when I thought I’d hit on a topic with no political overtones. . . . At dinner with my Armenian cousins a couple of months ago, my older cousin shared the story of his sister’s wedding which might not … Continue reading

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IN THE BEGINNING…

My grandfather (medz ha’/eer) and grandmother (medz ma’/eer) immigrated from Kharpert (also known as Harpoot) in Armenia. Don’t try to find Kharpert on a map of Armenia–it’s no longer there. Kharpert was one of the casualties of the Armenian genocide, … Continue reading

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BOOK TALK CATCH-UP

A lot has happened since January, when I began posting topics related to my new project about Armenians: the genocide, mass migration by survivors, and the generations of Armenian Americans they produced. That project is a long way from done, … Continue reading

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MAN’S INHUMANITY TO MAN: The Armenian Genocide

Site of the Armenian Heritage Monument, Troy, NY On this date, April 24, in 1915, 300 Armenian political leaders, educators, writers, clergy and dignitaries in Constantinople (Istanbul) were taken from their homes, briefly jailed and tortured, then hanged or shot. … Continue reading

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Easter Miracles

Shnor-ha-vor (soorp) za-deeg Happy Easter! Easter Sunday was a big deal in our Armenian church when I was growing up. Of course, it was the fifties and sixties, so standards and expectations were quite different then. In many ways, that’s … Continue reading

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Armenia – Small Country, Huge History

Ancient Armenia:                                                                 (Armenia today) Armenia’s conversion to Christianity … Continue reading

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