This winter I had the wonderful opportunity to visit many schools in the Pacific Northwest. There is nothing better for an author than to meet the readers of her books. These students were so engage and thoughtful and really care about our world today. They sang My Country Tis of Thee verse, pretended to turn into a wild animal in Alaska, and debated about a woman’s right to vote. We also talked about life in the Northland during the gold rush, how the children went to a one-room schoolhouse and panned for gold during recess. I loved very minute of it. That’s me wearing my old time suffrage/gold rush hat.

School presentation

School presentation for My Country Tis of Thee

School Presentation


If you are a teacher, and you’re using my books in the classroom, I invite you to download lesson guides and other materials in the Resources section of my website.