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Holiday Sale until December 31, 2013!

FINDING MY PLACE: ONE GIRL’S STRENGTH AT VICKSBURG is a middle-grade (for readers 9 to 12) historical fiction novel set during the Siege of Vicksburg in Mississippi in 1863. To read a synopsis and reviews, please go to the Amazon page here. BUT DON’T BUY IT THERE! Until the end of the year, I am running a special on the book. For $9.50 (includes tax & s/h), you get an autographed book sent to anyone in the U.S. or Canada, a Finding My Place bookmark, and free gift wrapping. Plus the book will have the Eloquent Quill Award seal on the cover (pictured here) because Finding My Place just won the 2013 Eloquent Quill Award. If you are interested in getting this deal–the personalized book with the award seal and the bookmark gift wrapped–please fill out the PayPal form below this announcement. Please let me know the name of the person you want this personalized to AND e-mail me the address if you want me to send it directly to him/her. My email is margo (at)

How to personalize it:

Finding_My_Place_Award_BookScroll down to see where and how to buy the book–I’m wordy and a writer, so I have to put a bunch of announcements at the top of the page. I can’t help myself. :)

October 2013: Thank you to the Literary Classics International Book Award for awarding me with the first ever Eloquent Quill Award for a Youth Book. I am honored that Finding My Place has been selected. For more information on this award, check out: .

April 2013: I am so happy to announce that Finding My Place: One Girl’s Strength at Vicksburg has won 2nd place in a Missouri Writer’s Guild book contest called, The Show-Me Book Award. MWG members could enter their 2012 books into the contest–written for any age group and any genre. I am proud my children’s historical fiction book won 2nd place in a contest with books written for all ages! :) Thank you to Blank Slate Press and MWG for the contest. Here’s more info if you are interested:

Before you buy, you can read a review on WOW! Women On Writing:

Several people have asked me if they can buy an autographed copy of Finding My Place: One Girl’s Strength at Vicksburg (appropriate for ages 9 to 12, third through sixth grades). Of course! Here’s how it works:

1. Please use the drop down menu to choose the correct price for the book. The charge is $8.95 cover price if you don’t need it mailed. If you need it mailed somewhere in the USA, it is $11.95 ($3.00 for shipping and handling via media mail). If you live in Canada, the price is $13.95 (to cover shipping and handling)–please click on the correct button below by using the drop down menu. You need to choose this BEFORE YOU CLICK BUY NOW.

2. Please type WHOM you want the book autographed to (if you do want it personalized) and then click on the PayPal button below for your copy. You should be prompted to type in your snail mail address.

That’s it!

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Thank you for your support! Any problems? Please e-mail Margo at margo (at) To purchase a classroom set, please e-mail me and I’ll put you in touch with my publisher. Thanks!

Support an INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE--in St. Louis, MO. You can buy in person or online here:


Barnes and Noble:

White Mane Kids (my publisher):
You can also purchase straight from my publisher by calling: 1-888-WHT-MANE
Here’s the link:–one-girls-strength-at-vicksburg/ (The only place to get autographed copies is on my website here–not from the publisher–and shipping and handling will be added to the price of the book. Thanks!)

I appreciate your support. Happy reading!
(PS: If you live overseas and are interested in a copy, please email me at margo (at)! Thank you for your support!)

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