Darlene’s Debut Historical Novel WHEELS OF CHANGE launches on September 22nd. I am only too glad to be part of Darlene’s Blog Tour.
Darlene gave me an advanced copy and I loved the book. It is a middle grade book, so YA readers don’t expect to find steamy and edgy. What you do find is a well-written book that everyone will enjoy. I like that she based it on some real life events that happened in her Grandmother’s life.
We are very lucky. Darlene has agreed to give one lucky visitor a copy of her book. All you have to do is leave a comment below to have a chance to win. Want to up your chance? Then twitter
about it, post on facebook, or another social media site, and let me know. I will add your name on a piece of paper for each thing you do. On September 18th, I will announce the winner and have Darlene mail out your copy. Please note: Darlene will pay for US shipping and any other reasonable shipping, but she may have to refuse shipping to every country around the world.
Three Fun Facts About Darlene:
Even though I can’t swim, I snorkeled in the Great Barrier Reef in Australia thanks to a life jacket and swim ring. It was magnificent…and scary. Without the swim ring there was NOTHING to hold onto.
- I like trying new food and have enjoyed the following:
- Frog legs (tastes like chicken wings) and Escargo (garlicky and melts in the mouth) in Paris.
- Ostrich (like filet mignon) in Lambertville, NJ
- Crocodile (chewy and fishy, like clams) and Kangaroo (like ground beef only better) Both in Australia
- Buffalo (leaner and more tender than beef) in Western Canada
- Passion Fruit (sweet and delicious) in Hawaii
- Conch (heavenly) Florida keys
- Panga Fish (BEST fish I’ve ever eaten, bar none) in Vollendam, Netherlands
- Food you couldn’t pay me to eat again:
- Poi (wallpaper paste tastes better) and Vegemite (way too salty)
- I love learning new things and have taken classes in:
- Flint napping
- Navaho rug weaving
- Crazy quilting
- Pisanki (Polish egg decorating)
Three Fun Facts About Darlene’s Grandmother – the real Emily Soper:
- She was a debutante in Washington DC Society and travelled in the same social circles as Alice Roosevelt.
- She lost her standing in society when she married my grandfather for love instead marrying for money and status.
- She was 4 feet 11 inches tall.
If you would like to read the review I posted on Goodreads, here is the link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20763764-wheels-of-change
Here is the link to Darlene’s website: http://www.darlenebeckjacboson.com You will find lots of teaching materials for WHEELS OF CHANGE.