So today I’m celebrating my fourth blogiversary! I started this blog on October 10, 2009, and it has been quite the adventure! More and more people are coming here to learn about how to find their Latvian roots. This is fantastic! Thank you all for reading, and I hope you’ve learned a lot! I know I have. You’ve shared so many different family stories with me, Latvians truly are everywhere!

And it is on that last part that I wish to focus today – Latvians are everywhere!

Today marks the beginning of my fiction project… starring, of course, a Latvian-Canadian genealogist! But she’s not your ordinary genealogist.

She’s young. She’s tattooed. And she’s got the boots to break down any genealogy brick wall.

Nor is this an ordinary fiction venture. The first offering to you will be a short story, and from there, we’ll see how it grows into a novel series.

But there’s more to it than just the stories. I’m embarking on a mixed-media storytelling adventure – that means there will be images, codes and puzzles to solve, and eventually hopefully also short videos, apps and who knows what else!

If you want to join in the adventure, head over to my fiction blog here! Subscribe to that blog as well to follow along, though big updates will also be mentioned here. If you follow both, there could end up being some puzzle-solving clues for you in the future! (hint hint)

The story is not up yet… you need to do a little detective work first! So head on over to that blog and solve the first puzzle to learn our hero’s name!

Have you solved the puzzle? First ten comments with the answer win a story-themed bookmark! (So make sure to include a valid email address in the email field!)

My Fiction Project is Live!
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3 thoughts on “My Fiction Project is Live!

  • October 10, 2013 at 9:27 am

    Happy Blog anniversary! May you have many more happy posts!

  • October 10, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Damm – couldn’t get the puzzle! I had to cheat. But what an ideal. Great reading. Can’t wait to see where this goes.

  • October 11, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    Congrats on four years, I’m sorry that I’ve only just now discovered your blog. I’m second generation Latvian-American, my husband first generation, and our two sons speak Latvian. We recently attended a radu salidojums near Valmiera, and I was amazed at the genealogical research that had been done on that side of the family. 10 generations of Ķeņģi had been traced, and almost two hundred people (relations!) were there to celebrate from all over the world. I have since found out about a project on my side of the family (PÅ«liņš, Vidzeme) that I hope to participate in, but there remain so many lineages to trace… Good luck on your fiction venture, ad I look forward to reading more about your Latvian genealogical research.

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