Books in the Making - HistoricalTails

Books in the Making

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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Terry Snider says May 6, 2016

I am so excited about what you are doing for yourself and to make sure that our countries’ history is always represented. How genius to begin with children?!!! You go-Vicki-you are one of those powerful women !!!

    Victoria says May 6, 2016

    Thank you so much Terry! I’m planning on writing books about non-American historical figures as well! It’s a lot of fun! Vicki

Idelle says May 24, 2016

How exciting, Vicki, congratulations! Can’t wait to buy a copy for my grandkids!

Julie Parmelee says June 14, 2016

I’ll be looking forward to reading them myself.
It’s an exciting new chapter in your life. You have some great ideas!

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