It’s 1896 in Mica Creek, Washington and Clara’s family is facing foreclosure on their farm. Together, the shy, no-nonsense teen and her bold-dreaming, suffragist mother, Helga, hatch a plan to walk across the country. If they can do it in seven months – without driving each other crazy first – a publisher will guarantee them $10,000.
It’s an incredible story, all the more so because it’s true. And who better to write it than Clara’s grand niece and Helga’s great granddaughter, Carole Estby Dagg? In my April children's column at Authorlink.com, Dagg talks about her own twelve-year journey to publication of The Year We Were Famous, her satisfying historical fiction debut for young adults.
Be sure to stop by the author's website, as well, at www.caroleestbydagg.com!
Causes Susan VanHecke Supports
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
National Trust For Historic Preservation