Introducing Jack Darrell Crowder, author of Abby’s Secret: The Story of a Young Girl’s Courage and Determination During the American Revolution

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Jack Darrell Crowder is a retired teacher and administrator with 40 plus years in the classroom. He has a B.A. and Masters from Texas Christian University. Mr. Crowder gives lectures on the Revolutionary War at the university, schools, historical societies, and D.A.R. Chapters. He has the following books published: Underage Warriors, Chaplains of the Revolutionary War, African Americans and American Indians in the Revolutionary War, Women Patriots in the American Revolution, Strange, Amazing, and Funny Events that Happen during the Revolutionary War, and The First 24 Hours of the American Revolution.

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Book description…

Abby must put her courage to the test. In 1766 at the age of five Abby is sent away to live with various people. After a few years she finds a home as a servant girl with the Thomas family. Being a young female among ten boys quickly proves to be a physical and mental challenge for Abby. However, she refuses to let others define who she will be, as she fights to overcome prejudice and gain equality. In 1775, she is caught up in the American Revolution and finds that her courage, faith, and character will be tested to the limit. When the war reaches her doorstep, she learns firsthand the sadness of losing loved ones and the horrors of war. As the Revolution draws to a close, Abby makes a decision, and if her secret is discovered she will face disgrace and possibly jail.

Introducing Donna Sorbello, author of Daughter of Liberty

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Donna Sorbello is a professional actress, a published playwright and poetess, and a professor of acting and playwriting. She has written for various publications and has degrees from Emerson College and Boston University. Married, Donna returned to her New England roots after several years in New York City. Her theatre experience playing varied roles, a visit to the Paul Revere House, and her daughter’s innate ability to imaginatively live in the past, all inspired her first historical novel, Daughter of Liberty.

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Two Worlds. A Spry Ring. Friendship that defies time. Mary Grayson Pratt, a typical eleven-year old, is bored with sight-seeing with her parents in historic Boston. But the journey Mary takes into the past is well beyond sight-seeing. Mary is plunged into the center of the excitement and intrigue of the American Revolution. How will she find her way home? The meaning and impact of true friendship, loss, and personal beliefs, are all important challenges Mary must face on her journey. How Mary’s story is resolved carries the reader into a world of historical tumult and human connections that span time.