I’m happy to share with you today an interview with me by Michael Delaware for his podcast “Tales of Southwest Michigan.” Many Victory ships built during World War II were named after cities, including the city of Battle Creek, Michigan. The Battle Creek Regional History Museum was recently given the bell and wheel of the SS Battle Creek Victory. This ship was one of many Victory ships used by the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration for transporting livestock to Europe after the war to help devastated countries rebuild. Michael found a photo of the ship that I had posted on my seagoing cowboys blog and contacted me for more information. He invited me to be a guest on his podcast. Here’s the link. Enjoy!
Peggy Reiff Miller to speak at Dayton International Peace Museum
If you live near Dayton, Ohio, I invite you to come to my presentation at the International Peace Museum, 10 N. Ludlow Street, on Saturday, October 15. I’m excited about this opportunity to share the wonderful story of how the seagoing cowboys and the Heifer Project helped to build peace from the rubble of World War II.
Oceans of Possibilities: Turning Swords into Plowshares
If you missed my program for the Indian Valley Public Library last week and would like to see it, you can tune in to the 56-minute recording here. I talk about the ways in which the seagoing cowboys and the Heifer Project contributed to building peace after World War II. Enjoy!
You’re invited: Turning Swords into Plowshares
I’ll be presenting this virtual program for the Indian Valley Public Library in Telford, Pennsylvania, on June 9 and invite you to register and join us!
Happy 5th Book Birthday to THE SEAGOING COWBOY!
Today I celebrate the 5th anniversary of the release of my picture book THE SEAGOING COWBOY! And I share with you here a new video of me reading the book.
Congratulations, Judith L. Roth!
I celebrate the book release this week of my dear sister writing friend Judith L. Roth. Click here for a great description of VENETIAN LULLABY, of Judy’s origin story about the book, info on the illustrator (pictured in the link)–and if you are so inclined an opportunity to win a free copy.
Recording of Virtual Seagoing Cowboy library program now available
If you missed the virtual library program I did on December 8 and wanted to see it, here’s a copy of the 55-minute recording that will remain on this website until the end of January. Thanks to Nicole Husbands of the Indian Valley Public Library, Telford, PA, for making this video available!
A Seagoing Cowboy presentation you don’t have to travel to!
I’ll be doing my first ever Zoom presentation on seagoing cowboys for the Indian Valley Public Library in Telford, PA, next week. If anyone would like to tune in, you can register here: https://ivpl.assabetinteractive.com/cal…/seagoing-cowboys/
It’s next Tuesday, December 8 at 7:00. Will run about an hour. Would love to see some of you there!
Interview with Sammy the Toucan
A short interview with me by “Sammy the Toucan” for the Indiana Center for the Book about my picture book THE SEAGOING COWBOY premiered last week on the Indiana State Library Facebook page. It is now available on YouTube and you can listen to it here. It was great fun talking with Sammy! Enjoy!
New Book by Mary Ann Steinke-Moore
The debut young adult novel of my fellow TaleBlazer and dear friend Mary Ann Steinke-Moore is now available. MANDY’S SONG, published by Pelican Book Group, will speak to young people who struggle with self worth. It’s a wonderful, heart-warming read about young hopes, dreams, and love. Congratulations Mary Ann on this long-awaited milestone!