Book Spotlight/Giveaway: World of Ink Tour of Hope Irvin Marston
About the Author: Hope Irvin Marston is a native ofBeech Creek,PA, the eighth child in a farm family of nine. She started school about the time World War II began. Since there were no children’s books in their home, the monthly visit of the bookmobile to the little one-room schoolhouse on the corner of the farm was a wonderful event in her eyes.
Once she learned to read, Hope never grew tired of books. She decided at an early age, she would write a book some day. Thus far that dream has been fulfilled twenty-eight times.
Hope enjoys writing in several genres. Her current projects include two historical fiction books and another junior biography.
In 1990 she retired to devote her time to writing. When she isn’t working at her computer, you will find her reading, making author appearances, doing research or attending workshops as a presenter or a learner.
She was the founder of the Black River Valley Writers Club and the founder and director of the North Country Children’s Writers and Illustrators Workshop. She has taught creative writing workshops at JeffersonCommunity Collegeand the Jefferson-LewisTeacherCenterfor many years. She has also been on staff at Christian Writers Conferences at Hephzibah Heights (MA), Montrose Bible Conference (PA), and a St. Davids Christian Writers Conference at Beaver Falls, Pa. Hope is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and a book reviewer for Church Libraries. http://www.hopeirvinmarston.com/bio.htm
Against the Tide: The Valor of Margaret Wilson
About the Book: 17th centuryScotland is a place of cruel intolerance for the Covenanters, a people bound together by their loyal faith. A young, earnest Covenanter, Margaret Wilson finds her pledged loyalty to Christ and his Covenant in opposition to King Charles II’s demand for her absolute obedience. Will Margaret choose to defy the authorities? Or will devotion to her family, love for her sweetheart, and hopes for future happiness rule her heart?
Eye on the Iditarod Aisling’s Quest
About the Book: This is the real-life story of a young girl with a big dream. From the time she was three years old, Aisling (pronounced “Ashley”) Lara Shepherd loved watching sled dog racing on television. Inspired by the drive and determination of the dogs and the people who race them, Aisling set out on a personal quest to one day run her own dogs in the famous Iditarod race inAlaska. Follow eleven-year-old Aisling as she conquers obstacles, deals with heartbreak and loss, and achieves great victories–all while keeping her Eye on the Iditarod.
My Little Book of Bald Eagles
About the Books: This is a delightful story about a new family of bald eagles. From newborn’s first lessons in life to the first solo flight, this beautifully illustrated book is ideal for introducing young children to the wonders of nature.
Author Website: www.HopeIrvinMarston.com
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