Tweetings From the Forest


Barbara is set free to fly into your Kindle reader, as part of the Amazon Select promotion program, Friday November 16 through Sunday November 18, 2012. Let Barbara spend Thanksgiving with you this year. Experience the joys and challenges of a heartfelt story set in the upstate New York farmland of the 1940s and the woodland of the Iroquois during the dangerous Revolutionary War times of the 1700s.

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Goodreads Giveaway a Success

A big THANK YOU to the over 800 readers who entered the BARBARA REILLY Giveaway Contest on Goodreads in October. And to the hundreds who added the book to their to-read lists!

Congratulations to the winners of the four copies: Katlyn, Lauren, Brenda, and Roberta. Your autographed books are on their way! Hope you enjoy them as much I enjoyed writing BARBARA REILLY.

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday November 22, filled with the warm feelings that come with harvest time and family gatherings.

I have much to be grateful for, this year, as I’m sure you all do as well. The season is a good time to reflect on this, as the colder weather brings us indoors and more reflective within ourselves. At my home we like to begin the meal by recalling some of what we are thankful for, sharing this aloud around the table.

I can imagine Barbara’s family keeping this same tradition at their home near Trumansburg, New York, as the last of the leaves crackled over the ground in late fall winds and woodsmoke swirled up the chimney. Especially with her and Grampa being mindful of the Indians’ contributions, including helping the Pilgrims survive those first winters, and them all sharing a feast together, in spirit of cooperation in this bountiful, though sometimes harsh, new land.

New Feature: Articles

Welcome to the Forest!

I have launched a new feature, to invite you deeper into the World of Barbara Reilly. Click on “Articles” on the top navigation bar to view the first in a series of articles exploring the inner and outer landscapes of the book.

What was America like in 1948 when Barbara was thirteen years old? How did the same beautiful countryside appear to Nawa in 1779 when the future of her Iroquois people became clouded in doubt? And how were the people of these times different from us today? “The Times of Barbara Reilly” looks at the historical settings of the story.

Future articles will explore the book’s magical elements, examine how the story of Barbara Reilly was written, and delve into such mysteries as the False Face masks of the Iroquois. Join us for all of them.