As you may know, I'm a children's book writer. My first book, “Buzzy and Thomas move into the President's House,” will be published August/September. Thomas Jefferson is elected President and will be moving into the President's House (what they called the White House in 1801) and his dog, Buzzy will be moving with him. She loves her life at Monticello but also loves Thomas and wants to be with him. What will she do? “Buzzy and Thomas” is an early chapter reader for ages 5 – 8. I'll be posting images from the book as the months go on.
I'm also writing a middle grade novel about a 13 year old girl whose mother gets diagnosed with breast cancer. The story is about an athletic girl, Anna who has been learning Tae Kwon Do and wants to attempt the Black Belt test by the time she turns 13 years old. Her birthday is a month away and she has self doubts about whether she can pass the test. Then she learns that her mother has breast cancer and she loses all motivation to become a Black Belt. But, through self discovery and the spirit of Tae Kwon Do, Anna realizes that achieving her goal is important to her self esteem, as well as to her family and friends. “Kicking Cancer” is a middle grade novel for ages 8 – 13 and projected to be published the Summer of 2017.
I have many more ideas for the Historical Tails series. I'm currently doing research on Helen Keller and her dog, Jumbo as well as Benjamin Franklin and his pet squirrel, Mungo. If you have an idea, please let me know by commenting below.
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