I guest blogged at Teenreads.com about the famous ladies I write about and their favorite animals. Emily’s favorite was a bull mastiff named Keeper. Read it here.
Archives for May 2014
I adore old maps. One of my favorites is one I found in an antique shop in London. It’s from a 1797 atlas and it’s called a “Carted Conjecturale d’Atlantide” — in other words — a map of where Atlantis might be! (For the curious among us, it’s in the Canary Islands.. those islands are really the tops of the mountains of Atlantis. After the island sank, the mountaintops are all that remain.”
I just came across a fun website that had world maps with the contemporary names deleted and the original meanings of place names inserted. For instance, the Sahara is really called “The Tawny One.” Check it out.
Visit my guest blog post at The Children and Teen Book Connection. I discuss how I had to choose between Emily and Charlotte as my main character.