Tag Archives: Historical Adventure

Defiance on Indian Creek Audiobook-Angelina Kelly

As the author of Defiance on Indian Creek, I’m thrilled that Angelina Kelly chose my book to launch her career as an Audiobook narrator. Her years of experience as a voice actor brings clear pronunciations and confident portrayals of my characters. Hearing the teen voice of Mary interacting with her family and clashing with her papa swells my heart with

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Fleeing the Shadows Audiobook-Angelina Kelly

As the author of Fleeing the Shadows, I’m once again honored by Angelina Kelly’s excellent portrayal of Mary and her family as they escape British Loyalist along the old hunters’ path toward Daniel Boones’ settlement in Kentucky territory.  Angelina keeps the pace moving and presents the story’s humor, tension, and characters’ personalities well, as the family encounters the harsh realities

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A Whole New Side of the American Revolution

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I’m pleased book one in the Dangerous Loyalties series, Defiance on Indian Creek, is being used by educators for use in Literary Arts and Social Studies curriculums. As I researched Daughters of the American Revolution Patriots, Mary Shirley McGuire and her papa Michael Shirley, a whole new side of the American Revolution unfolded and begged to be shared—not as the

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Generational Word Confusion

The children, in my young adult historical adventure novel, sleep on straw-stuffed pallets in 1775. A young beta reader expressed confusion. She was picturing the wooded structures boxes sit on–SIGH. What is another word for pallet, or how do I give further details without becoming wordy from a 1st person point of view? In other words, “I lay Charlie on his straw-stuffed pallet.” Here is

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