Victoria Olivett taught 7th Grade Middle School for thirty-five years in Lansing, Michigan. She has a degree in Sociology and History from Michigan State University. She enjoys making history come to life so others have the opportunity to relive experiences from the past. Victoria believes that history empowers us to learn from one another and affect change positively. She has traveled many places in the world and has a passion for learning and speaking different languages.
The Adventures of Francie Fitzgerald is about a fourteen-year-old girl living in Newark, New Jersey in the 1880s. She is looking forward to being educated and independent against the wishes of her Aunt Molly who feels a young Irish girl should just learn to clean and cook at home. Francie is dedicated to her dreams of being the first person in her family to graduate from high school. One day, Francie is so upset she feels she needs to get out of the tenement, or she will just burst. On her way to the lake, she stumbles across a dead fox lying in the brush. His dead eyes are looking directly at her while foam is dripping from its open mouth.