October 3, 2021

   My new book BONES UNEARTHED! will publish on November 23.  In those wacky times of broken supply chains, the pub date was delayed from September, the perfect date to launch a book from my middle grade Creepy & True series. Now the book will drop just before Thanksgiving (and is available for preorder in case you are doing early holiday shopping.  https://amzn.to/3a0B4Tt  ) *

   This is my final post for Hands On Books. Brandon, Marry Kay and I are closing up shop for this blog at year’s end.

    I cruised through my offerings since 2013, when we opened shop to generate interest in our books and what we have written. Book author guru Jane Friedman advised us to make our blog “useful,” and by offering kid-centered activities, I think we’ve accomplished that!  Jane’s primo blog, “Electric Speed,” is at https://www.janefriedman.com/


 I’m regenerating one of my favorite posts in honor of the month of October—how to carve a turnip! Celtic people in the British Isles carved these root vegetables in the fall festival of Samhain (SOW ren), the time of year when the veil between our world and the spirit world is at its thinnest. (That post is here: https://bit.ly/2YjqNzq )

*Authors aren't supposed to say  "Buy my book," but that's a story for another day...

From  Elizabeth I, the People’s Queen: "It’s Halloween…Time to Carve Your Turnips!"

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