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Mackerel, The Journey

Author: Teresa Harrison-Best

Mackerel and The Jolly DaisyI wrote Mackerel over a period of time, it was my first attempt at writing a children’s story and I just loved it. I was in the most fortunate position in having grandchildren, a ready made audience you may say, a great barometer as to whether the book is heading in the right direction or not, the bored look and fidgety posture was the greatest indicator.

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‘Pushing Boundaries’ at the Historical Novel Society in NYC

Author: Susan Wands

When Loretta Goldberg from the NYC Chapter of the Historical Novel Society invited me to be part of a panel celebrating unusual protagonists, ‘Pushing Boundaries’, I leapt at the chance. I would be on a panel with authors, Linda Trice and Jeanne Mackin. Linda Trice, author of Charles Drew: Pioneer of Blood Plasma, and Jeanne Mackin, author of The Beautiful American, Dreams of Empire and The Queen’s War, and I would be discussing be discussing our latest published books. Linda’s protagonist, Charles Drew, was an African-American doctor who developed a method of preserving blood and Jeanne’s recent book, The Beautiful American, revolves around Lee Miller, the muse for Man Ray and photographer post WWII. Pamela Colman Smith, the protagonist for Magician and Fool, would be my area of expertise.

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