A review of my latest book, Lessons Learned--Grace's Secret has been submitted to The Daily Nonpareil. You can read it below!
"...you know that you can't change the past, only the here and now."Grace Freeport is a well-respected school teacher in the frontier town of Omaha. She thoroughly enjoys working with each of her thirteen students but her past still secretly haunts her. On a typical November day in 1874, the school day begins as usual. However, the weather quickly changes with a little snow, and temperatures are plunging with the wind accelerating. For a classroom with children, the weather can be frightening, and when their teacher steps outside to access the weather, the impending storm is terrifying for everyone. Fortunately yesterday, Grace had taken the precaution of running a clothesline from the school to her home. She is well aware of storms in the plains and knows how quickly a blizzard can become dangerous. Leaving a note of their location, Grac…
October is a tough month for me for many reasons so I am celebrating November's arrival by giving you a freebie. So from November 1-November 5th you can download Gold in My Pocket for nada, nothing, zip! Click on the link or look it up and enjoy.
Then check out the sequel- Cooking Up Trouble at the Peabody Palace and my other fun, clean, books.
I wanted to write a brief post to share with you one of the happenings in my middle school History classroom. This past week, I shared with students the story of Henry Box Brown, a slave who mailed himself to freedom. In the photo below, the tape on the floor represents the dimensions of the Henry's box. Here, a student tries to become small enough to fit into a square the same size as Henry's box a cramped five feet, ten inches. Henry had a 27-hour journey to get to freedom. History comes alive in Mrs. Tweedt's classroom!