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1868: First Story Published

March 30, 1868

1868 at age 18 had her first story published in Godey’s Lady’s Book, a popular magazine at the time, called “Hearts & Diamonds” and was paid $15 for it!  Her brother’s never teased her about her storytelling again!

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