This book is bargain priced from 02/03/2014 until 02/07/2014
(An 1800’s historic fiction for the 8-12 year old reader)
The schooner’s captain pulled twelve-year-old Honor Sullivan apart from the other orphans. Captain Klaus claimed he needed a strong lad like Honor for a sister he didn’t even have. But Honor has a sister – two of them. The last he’d seen of their fuzzy red heads was the end of September, 1854, as they headed down the ship’s plank for the Orphan Train, going off to be placed out with a new family.
Tricked by the captain, and sailing around Michigan’s Mitt, Honor learns the ropes and duties of a sailor. He passes the time aboard down in the dark hold, listening to Old Salty’s tales of shipwrecks and ghosts. The stories won’t distract him for long, though. As soon as he can, Honor plans to abandon ship and go in search of his sisters.
Targeted Age Group: 8-12 year old
Book Price: $.99
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How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
It’s history. It’s for kids (and adults, too)!
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Keep on writing.
Sandy Carlson was born in Michigan, grew up in Cleveland, lived in five other states, and is now back in Michigan. She is a long-time member of SCBWI. She’s been published in many magazines, ezines, and newspapers, as well as two anthologies. From 7 years old, Sandy’s family has owned boats. She’d boated on all the Great Lakes. As a kid, she loved telling her cousins and siblings and friends ghost stories. Sandy is a former elementary teacher, and now combines her love of writing and love of history to do school visits and other speaker presentations with her historical novel.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I love the Great Lakes. I love ghost stories. I love history. Therefore…historic ghost stories on the Great Lakes!!!