It feels like spring here in Kentucky.
According to the calendar, spring is months away, but recent temperatures sure feel spring-like. That's wonderful because spring is a magical season of new beginnings and rebirth.
This spring, we hope to publish our series about the cave region of Kentucky during the 1920s and to start writing a new series about barn dances, radio programming, and mountain music in Refro Valley during the 1930s. The research we've completed and recordings we've listened to have us really excited about this time period and the stories we have to share. We hope you'll enjoy them. Please check back here for further developments.
The Kentucky girls in our books are brave, young girls who face serious problems during historic times.
Rebecca and Marie met visitors at
the Jessamine County Author Fair
May 15, 2016.
Our stories of long ago hope to inspire Kentucky girls of today to support women’s issues as they seek their own 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.|