July 27 marked the 5th anniversary of my book "A Rock Solid History of Hawthorne, New Jersey." On this occasion I'd like to announce my next book is nearly done!
This is the most common question I get asked from people at fairs. I appreciate your patience. Historical books - ones that try to be accurate - take a long time.
This is a historical fiction, but I make sure to stay as close to the amazing truth as possible.
And get this - it is the first of 3 novels connected by a true piece of jewelry.
Now a caveat - just because I'm nearly done writing does not mean you can get it soon. Maybe if I was a NYT best seller. Lol. This is just the beginning of the process. It will go through many more revisions...
So literary agents - I'm looking at you! Let's make the magic happen!!!
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Read about a new American Girl from NJ 🎎, a special house 🏡, an old NJ town 🌆, very old tools 🔺, and how homes have been heated throughout history 🔥 in this week's Rock Solid History News Digest for families.
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In this week's "Rock Solid History News Digest," read about a Marvel legend 📘 from NJ, an Italian Christmas tradition 🐚, a secret but important society 🚂, telling cemetery history through art 🎨, and secret rooms in amazing homes 🏰! (Photo courtesy of gillettecastlefriends.org)
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Read about forgotten caves 🍾, caviar 🐟🥚, a Newark Museum of Art honor 🥳, gum’s history 🍬, and special cemeteries in Lithuania 🤎 in this week's "Rock Solid History News Digest."
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Learn about a NJ woman who escaped slavery and led many to freedom on the Underground Railroad in this week's "Rock Solid History News Digest." I never knew about her until I saw this story! (Image courtesy of standupforsalem.org)
Read about this and more (such as a refreshing mural 🌊, an old stadium’s generous gift 🎁, a grass house 🟩, and ancient art 🎨) in the latest edition, plus find lots of family-friendly holiday events. Sign up at the button above. I share the most incredible stories of the week about history and archaeology to engage young minds.
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Discuss weird & fun NJ/NY history with your kids with the weekly "Rock Solid History News Digest."
This week, learn about a Colonial Thanksgiving in NJ 🦃, city halls 🏢, daredevils 🎢, a mysterious labyrinth ⨷, and an underwater monument 🌊!
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In this week's digest, learn about an old egg vending machine 🥚, sculptures at night 🌃, a slavery history project 📚, new cemetery markers for heroes ⚔, and an ancient chariot 🏇!
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Have you ever had head lice? Well people had it way back when too!
Read about this old lice removing comb, as well as basketball history 🏀, a beautiful hotel 🏨, a young poet ✍, and learning about buildings through the Metaverse 💻 in this week's "Rock Solid History News Digest!" for families (photo by Dafna Gazit, Israel Antiquities Authority).
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Lots of fascinating stories in this week's "Rock Solid History News Digest" for families. Learn about sporty quilts ⚾⛋, the oldest town in NJ 🌆, Thomas Edison's other invention 🏠, a renewed Black cemetery ✨, and Thor’s hammer 🔨!!!
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(Photo of Thor's hammer courtesy of Halland Museum of Cultural History)
Learn about a beautiful Harriet Tubman mural 💜, a curious artifact ❓, a cool digital map 📜 in NJ, as well as a video game exhibit 🎮 at a NY museum in this week's "Rock Solid History News Digest." Then travel to Iran to discover the new understanding of an old language 📑!
Each week, the most fascinating stories for young minds are selected to build a life-long interest in history/ archaeology. Additionally, a slew of events in NJ & NY are shared for everyday or weekend fun.
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