The latest: PICKLES, PICKLES, PICKLES!
A London-based publishing house has accept the musical "Hot Fudge Pickles" that I wrote with a friend from California named Jen Barrett. I've never met Jen in person, but we were able to put the whole play together via e-mail with her writing the bulk of the script and me providing all the songs. Check it out here.
I wrote 14 short first-grade readers for the Award language arts series put out by Wendy Pye publishing that is based in New Zealand. They purchased two of these manuscripts, and assume the little books will soon be in print.
Schoolwide Press has released a new on-line literacy series called "ZING" that will include 2 of my writing projects. Please check out this wonderful new teaching aid here. [Requires registration.]
The series includes "The Border"
This short story is set in a little German town called Modlareuth in 1956.
It concerns two boys who are best friends and live on opposite sides of a creek that runs through the village. They are completely separated when the Iron Curtain goes up over night. I visited this town in 1996 with some friends who lived on the Russian-controlled side of this wall for many years.
Also there is a nonfiction piece called "Nellie Bly: A Girl With Guts."
Nellie Bly was the pen name Elizabeth Cochran, stunt reporter for several newspapers back in the 1890s. In those days no one would hire a woman to report serious news, so she earned her spot by going undercover in many dangerous places. She also caused a national sensation by going around the world in only 72 days shortly after the book "Around the World in 80 Days" came out.
NOW ON KINDLE AND AMAZON
In honor of my new musical, the original HOT FUDGE PICKLES & MARSHMALLOW PICKLES are now up in e-book format.
I now have 12 books available on Nook, Kindle, Smashwords, and other e-book sites I don't even know about. Just look for them under my full name: Marilyn D. Anderson
NOW AVAILABLE: The LONG awaited 4th book in the Barkley series. It's called WE NEED BARKLEY, and it's about a missing bird that Barkley has been asked to help to find. He will have to track down a petnapper to get the job done. It's cover will look something like this. Be sure to watch for it.