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Finding My Place: One Girl's Strength At Vicksburg
Here’s some info about the book:
Thirteen-year-old Anna Green can hardly remember life before the War Between the States touched her hometown of Vicksburg, Mississippi. For 47 days in May, June, and July 1863, the Union army bombs Vicksburg day and night, attempting to overtake the city. Anna longs for the days before Yankee bombs screeched above her, before her family was torn apart, and before they moved to a dark, damp cave to protect themselves from falling shells. During one terrible bombing, a tragedy strikes Anna and her siblings and changes their lives forever. Can Anna find the strength to keep her family together in the midst of war?
Finding My Place recounts the destitute living conditions and the horror of a city under siege, the strength of the citizens who would not surrender, and the courage of an intelligent young girl.
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Other books to be published:
Guardian Angel Publishing has accepted for publication my picture book, Maggie Mae, Detective Extraordinaire, and the Case of the Missing Cookies. This book is based on a true story of my grandmother, Ruth Dill, and her dog, Toby. The real story is one day while my grandma was baking cookies, Toby ate some of the cookies cooling at the corner of the table, and my grandma blamed my grandpa. The case is not quite as simple in this picture book, and Maggie Mae has to use her detective skills to figure out WHO is stealing Grandma’s super-duper snickerdoodles and stop the thief before there are none left for the bake sale. Maggie uses her detective gear to find clues, interview suspects, and even set a trap. Publication date TBD
High Hill Press has accepted for publication my picture book, Lucy’s Listening, which is a story that takes place during Red Ribbon Week in October. Not only does this book introduce the dangers of drugs to young children, but it also focuses on a problem they often have—listening. During Red Ribbon Week, Lucy has a lot of difficulty listening, and she runs into trouble each day because of her lack of listening. Finally, by the end of the week, she figures out a way to listen and is all ready to say the BIG Red Ribbon Week cheer. Publication date TBD