About the Author:
Janet Winn Korpela grew up in Somersworth, New Hampshire. She received her masters degree in social work and did her thesis study on interpersonal relationships in interracial groups.
She practiced social work in Philadelphia, Cleveland, New York City, Hanover NH, and Rochester, NY. Her specialization was in Pediatrics and she did clinical teaching as an associate faculty member of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Medical Center.
Since retiring in 1986, she has served as a volunteer in many capacities, through the League of Women Voters, Council on Aging's Health Insurance Information Counseling among others.
About the book: In Hearts That Love, One Woman's Story
Her Maine grandmother and beloved deceased husband both kept a "candy box" in which they stored mementos if the precious and poignant moments in their lives - a Victoria photo, gold mourning pin, "Good Conduct" medal. Several years ago, while sifting through their treasures, Janet Korpela asked herself, "What would I put in a Candy Box of my own?"
Her answers became her first book written as a legacy to her family and friends, but appealing to a wider audience through its candid account of the shadows and lights in her eventful life.
Copies of this book may be purchased by sending a check for $14 plus $2 for shipping and NYS sales tax, if applicable, to: Mrs. Janet Korpela, 7 Twin Brooks Rd., Fairport, NY 14450
About the book: Ira Winn- Lighthouse Pioneer
A story based on the hand-written account (written when in his 90's) of a craftsman from Portland, Maine (1817-1916) who contributed to the building of the early American lighthouses. (106 pages, plus 24 illustrations, ISBN 1-886698-22-5)
The Book includes stories about…
- A lantern room that sailed around Cape Horn twice, from Maine to California and back.
- Lantern rooms for Mt. Desert (Maine), Cape Blanco (Oregon), the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River.
- A new bronze deck weighing more than 13 tons made for Minots Ledge Light in 1866
- A bell buoy boondoggle.
Copies of this book may be purchased by sending a check for $12.50 plus $1.25 for shipping, plus NYS sales tax, if applicable, to: Mrs. Janet Korpela, 7 Twin Brooks Rd., Fairport, NY 14450