SS Battle Creek Victory podcast

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!

The SS Battle Creek Victory docked in Greece, 1946. Photo by Wayne Silvius.

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.

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!

Mandy's Song