Welcome back to my book launch party to celebrate the release of my newest book, Frederick Douglass for Kids!
Today’s stop on my virtual Book Launch Party is taking place at the site Writing Tips Blog, hosted by my cyberspace friend, Irene Roth.
Visit Irene’s site to learn more about Frederick Douglass and how I got the idea to write about him!
Today I’m announcing two different winners!
The winner of the set of free autographed bookmarks for my new book, Frederick Douglass for Kids is…
Congratulations! Please send me an e-mail with your street address and I’ll get those bookmarks in the mail!
And our second winner is for your first page of your manuscript. This winner is:
Diane Kress Hower
Wahoo!!!! Please send me an e-mail with the first page of your manuscript and I’ll critique it and send it back to you. You may e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks everyone for joining in the fun and celebrating along with this book launch party.
Today we’re starting a new contest…a chance to win a free critique of your picture book OR the first 5 pages of your manuscript.
Just post a comment here today to say hi, or answer the question below and I’ll put your name in the hat today for a chance to win the prize. (A winner will be announced on Monday, June 18 here on my blog.)
When Frederick Douglass escaped to freedom, he took a giant step forward to change his dreams into reality. What steps are you taking to make your own personal dreams and goals a reality?
About Frederick Douglass
Here on my blog during the book launch party, I’m sharing photographs I took with my husband Jeff and our son Ben as we traveled through the eastern states where Frederick Douglass once lived.
When Douglass escaped from slavery, he traveled from the slave state of Maryland on up north to the free state of Pennsylvania and then up to New York City. It was not safe for any fugitive slave, however, even in the free states because a slave catcher might recognize them, capture them, and take them back to their owners. It was here at this corner that members of New York City’s Underground Railroad helped Frederick by hiding him until Anna could come and meet him and they could be married.
Here’s the historic plaque commemorating this important event. (Just click on the picture if you want to see it up close and read what it says.) Little did these great freedom fighters who hid Douglass know that they were helping someone who would one day become the most famous freedom fighter in America during the years leading up to the Civil War! You can learn more about why he was so famous in my new book, Frederick Douglass for Kids. Buy it today on Amazon!