Speaking in Local Schools

One of the most rewarding things that I do as a historical fiction author is speak about the Revolutionary War in elementary and middle school classrooms.  It gives me the opportunity to connect with kids on a personal level and then tell them about my books.  I present a program called “Revolutionary War in a Trunk,” and at the end dress a couple of students in period clothing.

Today I had the privilege to join four of my SAR Compatriots at our local Intermediate School (5th grade).  We spoke to about a hundred students and their teacher generously agreed to send home order forms for my student books.

I sold a couple of books, and definitely had some more interest from other students.  There’s nothing quite like making that personal connection.

Here is a snapshot of me with one of the students.



Awesome Afternoon at East Calloway Elementary!


Yesterday I had the honor of visiting with the 5th graders at the East Calloway Elementary in Calloway County, Kentucky.  Teacher Keri Simmons invited me to come and present my “Revolutionary War in a Trunk” talk to all fifty-six of her kiddos.  They were so amazing, interested, and interactive!

Mrs. Simmons bought an entire class set of Little Hornet … so all of the kiddos will be reading, studying, and enjoying my story about the Hamilton brothers of North Carolina.  Several kids bought copies of both Little Hornet and Little Warrior.

Altogether, it was a great day of living history in the classroom!