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Champlain Quadricentennial Book Club at LCMM

I had a fantastic experience at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum this weekend.  Museum Educator Sarah Lyman emailed me a few months ago with an invitation.  Would I like to participate in a book club for Champlain and the Silent One hosted at the museum?  Kids would read the book along with their parents, then come […]

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Lake Champlain Book Club!

The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is an amazing resource for lake history, so when their educators asked if I’d be part of a book club for families, I jumped at the chance.  I love the way they’ve scheduled the book club event to coincide with the museum’s Native American Encampment so kids will get to […]

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Thank you, Dodge Memorial Library!

2009 marks the 400th anniversary of Samuel de Champlain’s voyage from Quebec to explore the lake that now bears his name.  There are big doings to mark that anniversary this year, and special Quadricentennial groups in New York and Vermont are planning more events for the summer. Since my middle grade novel CHAMPLAIN AND THE […]

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Saturday Surprises

Earlier this week, I gave a newspaper interview about my second Lake Champlain historical novel for young readers, Champlain and the Silent One.  I had forgotten that it was running in today’s newspaper and just about spit out my coffee when I saw a frighteningly large photograph of myself on the Family Page of the […]

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Champlain and the Silent One Press

The Medina Journal Register, the newspaper in the village where I grew up, ran a great article on Champlain and the Silent One today, including a lengthy Q and A that I did with the reporter.  You can read it here.

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Some emails are even better than chocolate

If you know me at all, you know how I feel about chocolate, but seriously…this note from a local teacher just made my whole week. Dear Kate, I just picked up 45 copies of your new book – it looks to be exactly what I needed to help commemorate the Quad.  I am only a […]

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Contest Time!

His tribe calls him Silent One. He hasn’t spoken since his uncle died fighting the Iroquois. But in the winter of 1609, a new language echoes through the north woods. Samuel de Champlain and his Frenchmen speak of friendship and promise to help the Innu people fight their enemies. This time, Silent One must join […]

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Champlain and the Silent One is here!

Look what the UPS guy brought this week!  He looked at me a little funny when I hugged him. Do you suppose most people don’t do that? Champlain and the Silent One, my historical novel about an Innu boy who travels with Samuel de Champlain on his 1609 voyage to encounter the Iroquois, is officially out […]

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Happy Monday Things

1. My new regional MG historical novel, Champlain and the Silent One, is available for pre-order on Amazon!  Seeing it there with a cover and a blurb and everything brings it one step closer to real.  The book is due out early next month, and  I’ll be signing copies at the Burlington Book Festival on […]

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Friday Five

Five things I did this week… Wrote another 6150 words on my new MG novel – I broke the 27,000 mark tonight, and I love where the story is going.  Met the illustrator of Spitfire for the first time.  Her name is Martha Gulley, and she’s not only talented but so, so nice.  She’s doing […]

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