Spring is the season of rebirth.
Spring is a magical season. Each spring the grass starts growing again, trees sprout new leaves, flowers bloom, and baby animals are born. This spring, we're trying to bring our newest three-book series to life. It's about the cave region of Kentucky during the 1920s and tells the story of a girl named Torrey whose family hopes to turn their cave into a tourist attraction just like Mammoth Cave. The first book is finished. The second is about half-way done, and the third is still in outline form. -- But, it would be so nice to complete the series this spring. -- Watch for future progress reports.
Kentucky Girls Books feature brave, young Kentucky girls facing realistic problems in historic settings.
Rebecca and Marie meeting visitors
at the Jessamine County Author Fair
May 15, 2016.
Our stories of girls from long ago are meant to inspire today's Kentucky girls to take women’s issues to heart and seek their own rightful place in the world.
|| 'Tis a Gift is the second Kentucky Girls Book.|
Here's the first chapter for you to read.
| Tad felt the earth shake beneath him in the dew-drenched pasture seconds before the shouting started.|
| “Run! Run for your lives!”|
| Tad’s eyes darted from the page on his lap to the parade of pounding feet racing past him. The tight pack of boys, yelling as they ran, headed straight for the stone fence a few yards away and scrambled over it so frantically they caused a minor rockslide.|
| It didn’t matter what they were running from; if it was enough to scare the big boys, it was enough to scare Tad, too. He leaped up and dashed toward the fence as fast as his short legs would carry him. He planted the toe of his boot between two solid rocks and hoisted himself halfway up the fence before he remembered.|