K.D. Allbaugh is a retired educator who lives with her husband, John and their dog, Max in the beautiful rolling hills of South-western Wisconsin. She is a member of the Wisconsin Writers Association with a passion for historical fiction mixed with true crime. She enjoys her family, her flower/fairy gardens, researching her ancestry, and traveling the backroads of Wisconsin looking for new stories to tell.
Face Down In Rising Sun
Women's Fiction, Historical Fiction
Clara Olson was a small-town girl from rural Crawford County, Wisconsin who longed for more than the experiences of growing up on a farm in a large Norwegian family. She aspired to see the world and experience the thrills of the Roaring Twenties.
A fated meeting with a dashing young man promised just that. Erdman Olson led a fast-paced lifestyle in the underground world of speakeasies and bootlegging amidst the Prohibition era.
Erdman introduced a world of excitement that Clara craved, but little did she realize how it would change her life forever. What happened next would shock the world and leave her family searching for answers.
This is a fictional account inspired by a true story.
During the Gilded Age, social standing was paramount, but many times, it came with a heavy price.
One was often defined by public opinion. Any negative opinions, especially from those who were wealthy and powerful, had the potential to ruin a person completely.
Rose came to Richland Center to leave her life of poverty and tragedy behind her.
She would do anything to achieve the social position of her friend, the wife of the small town’s most prestigious doctor.
Would that price include poisoning those who stood in her way?
Inspired by true events, this fictional account of mystery, betrayal, and murder is woven by the author of the acclaimed novel, Face Down in Rising Sun, K.D. Allbaugh.