Summertime and the living is easy.
Perhaps it's too nice and easy this year. The weather is warm and sunny, bright and breezy, and just about perfect for doing things outside. For me, it's a delightful summer. At home and on the road visiting family members, I'm having so much fun I'm not working on my next book as much I should be. It's about 12-year-old Torry who lives near Mammoth Cave in the 1920s when it first became a tourist site. Torry's family also owns a cave. While it's not as big as Mammoth Cave, Torry wants to turn it into a tourist attraction too.
Kentucky Girls Books feature brave, young Kentucky girls facing realistic problems in historic settings.
Rebecca chats with visitors
to the Kentucky Book Fair
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.
|| Road to Pleasant Hill is the first Kentucky Girls Book.|
Here's a sample chapter you can read.
| Betsy had barely closed her eyes when she heard a breathy, hacking noise coming from one of the nearby beds. It sounded deep and raspy, like the way Tad coughed when he had the croup as a baby.|
| Betsy looked over at Grace. From the rise and fall of the blankets, and the deep sighs coming from beneath them, she could tell Grace was sound asleep. There it was again, a bit muffled, but definitely a cough. It must be coming from Ruth, Betsy thought. Ruth was the only other person in the room.|
| Peeking over the covers, Betsy adjusted her eyes to the moonlight that bathed the room. With Ruth’s bed right next to hers, Betsy could easily watch a thin, white arm snake from beneath the blankets and reach under the mattress. The arm pulled out what looked like a small twig of dried leaves.|