ABOUT MY BOOKS
Exiled! - From Tragedy to Triumph on the Missouri Frontier
"Exiled!" is an exciting adventure enjoyed by adults as well as middle-grade children. It features 12-year-old Ruthy Donohue who went West without her parents in 1837. When she arrived at her destination, she discovered that nobody even knew she was coming. On the journey and afterward, she had to learn to do all sorts of things she never thought she could do, including shooting a long rifle at a rabid wolf and helping save a life. This book won the WILLA Award for the best children's / young adult book about the women's west, published in 2007.
The easiest way to get this book is to call Eakin Press at 1-800-880-8642 and ask for "Sales" or ask your local bookstore to order it for you.
Gone To Texas: From Virginia to Adventure
(Cover by Jason Eckhardt)
This was my first long novel! It is a historical adventure novel set in 1850 and tells about a boy named Ephraim Darter who got very tired of working on the family farm and left home to travel to the new state of Texas. He had all sorts of exciting adventures along the way and made some life-changing decisions in the midst of the most exciting adventure of all.
You can buy this book at your local bookstore or on the Internet at any of these locations:
H IS FOR HOPE
"H is for Hope" is an alphabet book describing the work of the Rainbow Network, a U.S. based charitable organization, with the rural poor in Nicaragua. Illustrated with breathtaking, on-site photographs by Chase Heilman, these pages, with
their single-page narrations for each letter, offer the opportunity to explore Nicaragua, to meet some of the people who live there and to learn about their struggles to make better lives for themselves and their children. Appropriate for ages 8 to adult. You can order this book at: