Did you know that in a single day, the one million horses serving in the Civil War would have peed enough urine to fill more than 12 standard swimming pools? I talk about my research and writing process for Girls of Gettysburg in this post, Hens, Horses and History! http://yvonneventresca.com/1/post/2014/07/friday-five-hens-horses-and-history-guest-post-by-bobbi-miller.html
Holiday House has arranged for a giveaway on Goodreads for one ARC of my book, THE GIRLS OF GETTYSBURG!
The giveaway is open July 15-Aug. 1 and you must be Goodreads members.
The GIRLS OF GETTYSBURG giveaway page: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/100421-the-girls-of-gettysburg
Can’t wait to watch this!
One of my favorite authors!
Brain Pickings’ Maria Popova brings another awesome-looking picture book to our attention. She writes:
In May of 1839, Herman Melville found himself riveted by an article in the New York monthly magazine The Knickerbocker about a “renowned monster, who had come off victorious in a hundred fights with his pursuers” — a formidable albino whale named Mocha Dick, who had been terrorizing whaling ships with unprecedented ferocity for nearly half a century. Twelve years later, the beast was immortalized in Melville’s Moby-Dick.
More than 150 years after that, Brian Heinz and Randall Enos tell the story of the whale that inspired Melville’s classic. Their upcoming book is called Mocha Dick: The Legend and the Fury and its got some beautiful linocut collage illustrations.
Forever reading books together.
Happy book birthday to Harper Lee’s brilliant novel To Kill a Mockingbird, first published July 11, 1960.
Reblog if this novel has helped make your life better.
—from her October ‘14 book Stories of My Life
Love this wisdom!