Missions California“…for those who live beneath the blue skies of California, and for those who wander awhile as visitors among her scenes of wonder and enchantment, the old mission buildings will ever be objects of curious and unique interest.” ~William Henry Hudson, 1901.In 1901, Stanford Professor of English Literature , William Henry Hudson published his book on the history of the founding of the twenty-one missions in California by Father Junipero Serra, a Spanish Franciscan friar. The first mission was built in 1769 in San Diego. In 1988, Fr. Serra was beatified by Pope John Paul II and given the title Blessed Fray Junípero Serra.Linda Pendleton has written an Introduction to the professor’s book and her photograph is on the book cover. A native Californian, she is author of nonfiction and fiction books, comics, and ecourses. She coauthored the popular nonfiction book, To Dance With Angels with her husband, Don Pendleton. Don and Linda Pendleton also wrote the nonfiction, Whispers From the Soul, and the crime novel, Roulette. Lindas fiction includes the Catherine Winter Series; and The Dawning. She has published several nonfiction books. Linda is a member of the Authors Guild Inc., Authors Foundation, Sisters In Crime, and EPIC Authors.