Monthly Archives: December 2016

HISTORY SHARE: NEW BWL HISTORICAL ROMANCE SERIES

My publisher, BWL Books, has a new historical series out that might be of interest to teenage history fans.  The first, Brides of Banff Springs, is by Victoria Chatham & is set at the time of the Great Depression. Visit: http://bit.ly/2hdMlC1    

MERRY CHRISTMAS

 

HISTORY SHARE: SANTA CLAUS READS ‘THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS’

Reading this to kids is a long-established tradition in our family. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlJ0vMeiPgE

HISTORY TIDBIT: CHRISTMAS CAROLS

The word ‘carol’ originally meant to dance to something, and the first carols were sung, not at Christmas, but by people dancing at the pagan festival of Winter Solstice. When Christians took over that celebration, they replaced the pagan songs with Christmas ones like “The Angel’s Hymn”. These weren’t too popular at first, because they […]

SHAMELESS BOOK PROMO: SIDE TRIP

Let kids time travel into the future with my futuristic tale, Side Trip. It’s suitable for ages 12 and up. It’s available in e-book form from Amazon & Kobo, and in print form from Amazon and from Barnes & Noble & Chapters/Indigo bookstores. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Side-Trip-Renee-Duke/dp/1771456221/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1481928204&sr=8-1 http://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/side-trip-2

HISTORY SHARE: MILITARY CATS

Cat exasperating you by getting at and/or in the Christmas tree? Well, Lucky & Trixie say to tell you, cats are war heroes. So there. http://catingtonpost.com/5-cats-who-served-in-the-military/  

TRIVIA TRAIL: THE HONEYMOON CAPITAL OF THE WORLD

Question: Niagara Falls has been called the Honeymoon Capital of the World since 1804. Where are these falls located? Answer: On the border between the U.S. state of New York and the Canadian province of Ontario. Niagara Falls became known as the Honeymoon Capital of the World after U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr’s daughter Theodosia […]

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