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Hawk’s Ride Home: Route 66

2019-06-28T20:29:16+00:00June 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|

  CA Hartnell recently traveled Route 66 with My Possibilities, taking Hawk's Ride to its new home in Texas. The journey was filled with laughs, car shows, and endless smiles! Both Hawk's Ride & Route 66 were invaluable inspirations to CA Hartnell while she wrote her 1950s kids book series: The Adventures of

What a Typical Weekend Looked Like in the 1950s

2019-03-13T21:15:18+00:00April 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|

I have a real thing for the 1950s. I lived through this golden era and remember the poodle skirts, tail fin American cars…and Elvis. Especially Elvis. It's my love of everything about the decade that motivated me to write The 1950s Adventures of Pete and Carol Ann. This is a chapter book series for middle-grade

How the 50’s Changed History

2019-03-13T21:16:31+00:00March 16th, 2019|News, Uncategorized|

Every decade has memorable events, especially for those who lived through that particular slice of history. Today, those growing up in the 1950s are the grandparents of many young people maturing right now. This decade is revisited by many 50s books, remembering the good, the bad, and the crazy times. Here are some ways that

Peppermint Pattie Day

2019-01-30T00:15:09+00:00February 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|

On Peppermint Pattie Day, I want to say "I Love You" Peppermint Pattie and lots of other fabulous 1950s candy I knew and loved during my childhood in the Mid-century. As Valentine's Day approaches, what better way to celebrate it than with candy. Flowers, cards, and candy are the most purchased items for this