Must be Spring...

Yesterday I arrived home to find this box waiting for me -- a new shipment of "Juliette Kinzie: Frontier Storyteller" had arrived on my front porch. 

I remembered the excitement I felt when I received the first shipment last year.  Little did I know that this small paperback children's book would set me on an engaging adventure.

Our first launch event last year was at the Madison Children's Museum, almost a year ago.  How fitting it was to have the event in their 19th century log cabin -- and I was so fortunate to be joined by such talented Fur Trade and HoChunk interpreters -- they really made Juliette's story come alive!

 

Finding Juliette

It was about a year ago...

when my children's biography, Juliette Kinzie: Frontier Storyteller, was first published by the State of Wisconsin Historical Society.  Here I am with it, hot off the press!

And what a year it has been!

The launch party at the ALA was exciting, especially for a first-time author like me, however it was the book readings, public events, work with children in the community and continued visits to important places in Juliette's life that I found particularly rewarding. 

Taking a page, so to speak, from Juliette, I will use this blog to share stories about the people, places and experiences I visited and enjoyed last year while on the book tour, along with updates, stories and insights from upcoming adventures.   Join me!