Pat McCarthy is the author of a dozen nonfiction books for children and young adults. She has published numerous stories, articles, puzzles and quizzes in magazines for children and adults. She teaches for the Institute of Children's Literature. She has also written encyclopedia articles and school curriculum. Pat is a retired elementary school teacher who subs to remain in touch with kids. Her hobbies are photography, travel, birding and scrapbooking.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Update on Heading West book

I finished the brochure for school visits and soon will begin sending them out to schools in the area. I hope that will get me some school visits. I love interacting with the kids.
I have one booksigning set up so far. It will be at the Darke County Parks Nature Center sometime in the fall. We haven't set a date yet. They plan to carry the book in the gift shop there.
I was pleased to be a guest today on the Blog Talk Radio Show, Robin Falls Kids Story Time. I was one of five children's authors. We each told about our books, then read an excerpt from one of them. I read part of the chapter, "Pioneer Children." The section I read told about kids' trip west in covered wagons and included several quotes from children's diaries. It was interesting to hear the other authors talk about their work, too.
Went to the Garst Museum here in Greenville today to show the book to Penny Perry, the director. She was nice enough to let me spend several hours in the museum, photographing pioneer artifacts. I wanted her to see how the pictures looked in the book. She was pleased with it, and told me to come back in a couple of weeks and talk to the woman who runs the gift shop there and thought she would probably want to carry it.
Am still trying to figure out the intricacies of website building. It's a little more complicated than doing the blog! Hope to get it done by August 1.
I'm working on revising the proposal for the next book, trying to make the changes the committee wanted, even though I don't fully understand what they mean! It may take more than one revision. I'm anxious to get started on another book!
I'll be gone this weekend to Ashtabula for a reunion with my McCarthy cousins. Will stay with my sister, Kay, in Wadsworth. I'm stopping in Delaware, OH on my way Friday to go to lunch with my mother's best friend. I had lost track of her, and found her through Facebook! No, she's not on Facebook, but her granddaughter is. She was 88 a few weeks ago and has very limited vision. It will be so nice to see her again!
Back to work on my revisions!

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