Monthly Archives: July 2007

I just got THE COVER!!

My editor just emailed me the current cover for SPITFIRE to get my feedback, and he gave me permission to share, so….. I’m thrilled with the way it turned out and have suggested just a few minor tweaks (like a slightly bolder title).  Comments & suggestions are welcome! Meanwhile…I keep coming back to my computer […]

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SPITFIRE Presentation

I gave my first presentation on SPITFIRE on Monday and couldn’t have asked for a more pleasant and receptive audience.  Clinton Community College hosts a teachers’ historical workshop about Benedict Arnold in the Champlain Valley.   Facilitators Tom Mandeville and John Mockry do a fantastic job sharing knowledge about Lake Champlain history and leading field trips […]

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SPITFIRE Book Trailer

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What’s in a name?

I took a long drive through the Adirondacks and along Lake Champlain this morning for a research trip to the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. It was  a perfect day — beautiful weather, fantastically helpful people, and great photographs for my Monday presentation to a teachers’ historical workshop.   Excitement about the new Harry Potter book made […]

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Stormy sunrise

Yesterday was the first day in almost a week that we haven’t had storms in the Champlain Valley. This morning, I woke up to thunder again, went down to close the windows on the sun porch, and saw the sun coming up across the lake, through the pouring rain.  I sat for half an hour […]

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Some updates…

Several people have sent me notes & comments asking about the progress in the Case of the Journal in the Woods.   For now, it remains in the possession of a multi-generational group of Nancy Drew wannabes.  We’ve been told that Kris at the DEC takes care of the old trail logs, where there might be […]

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St. Elmo’s Fire

I boarded the Kings’ ship; now in the beak, Now in the waist, the deck, in every cabin, I flamed amazement; sometime I’d divide And burn in many places; on the topmast The yards and bowsprit, would I flame distinctly Then meet and join. —The Tempest (Act I, Scene 2) William Shakespeare I just saw […]

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Ah…summer…

Today, J and his friend raided the recycling bin and made boats out of milk jugs, water bottles, aluminum cans, fan parts, batteries, paper sails, wooden dowels, small motors removed from broken remote control vehicles, and duct tape.  Lots of duct tape.  They took them down to the lake to race. E and I perched […]

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Things that don’t last~

It was one of those rainy, sunny, rainy, cloudy, sunny, rainy-again days on Lake Champlain.  Which means perfect weather for this: I love rainbow pictures.  I’ve rushed into the house for my camera so many times that I have a permanent bruise where my shin always slams into the last step on the deck.  We […]

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