Friday, March 4, 2011


Dear Readers,

What an exciting couple of weeks it's been celebrating with Julie Chibbaro and cheering for her new YA, deadly, getting the inside scoop about her research and writing process, and discovering her first book, Redemption.  Just in case you still haven't checked out Julie's web-site, here's the link:

I'll announce the winner in just a second, but first I wanted to extend a BIG WELCOME to new members--you know who you are! Thank you so much for joining the book party! In fact, one of you was chosen by this morning. Without further hoopla, the LUCKY WINNER of DEADLY is
 new member, ***Elizabeth Mueller!***     CONGRATULATIONS, Elizabeth! 

Elizabeth, please e-mail me (claragillowclark(@)gmail(dot)com with your home mailing address and Julie Chibarro's hot-off-the-press Novel will be sent to you asap!

Don't go away yet. My next guest and good friend, Laurie Calkhoven, has generously donated and autographed copies of her MG Historical Fiction from her series: BOYS OF WARTIME. The first book is: Daniel at the Siege of Boston 1776; and the second, just out this month is: Will at the Battle of Gettysburg. Laurie has wonderful insights to share about her research and her writing process, and her series, so please join us next week on March 9th!

 Thank you, dear readers! I look forward to hearing from you. Please join us again for the next exciting installment in "Discovering America's Past through Historical Fiction".


  1. Congratulations to Elizabeth. Looking forward to your post about Laurie, I love MG historical fiction.

  2. Thanks, Janet! I know you'll love Laurie's article on her research and the interview. I'm excited about introducing her work to history lovers like you!

  3. I'm really enjoying the posts about the historical fiction you're doing! And the pleasure of finding new authors I'm not familiar with is great also!

  4. Hi Betty, I'm so glad that you're enjoying the series. Thanks for stopping by to tell me!

  5. Thank you, Clara! This is so exciting! SO interesting how Laurie turns history into MG fun--I believe that takes real talent. :)

    ♥.•*¨ Elizabeth ¨*•.♥

  6. Elizabeth, Don't forget to send me your address so that I can mail the book to you this week!

  7. Congratulations to the winner. It sounds like a great book!
    Donna V.