Winter is for writing ... and for reading.
I don't know how it is where you live, but here in Kentucky winter is a good time to stay inside. That makes it my best time to write books. Since I'm not tempted to go out in the cold to work in my garden, take walks, or ride my bike, I stay warm and cozy indoors and write on my computer almost every day. If I can keep it up all winter, I should finish my next book.
It's about 12-year-old Torry who lives near Mammoth Cave in the 1920s when caves first became popular with tourists. Torry's family has a cave on their property. It isn't as big as Mammoth Cave, but Torry dreams of making it just as popular.
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.|