Niagara Gazette —
Each page of text includes historical notes for the adult readers.
After more than 30 re-writes and considering feedback from others, when the book finally arrived, we were relieved. Now, maybe I can start last year’s spring-cleaning!
An excerpt from “Johnnie’s Adventures: The Search for Guinevere”:
“Wait, wait for me,” Johnnie yelled to Isaac Lloyd. The stagecoach was about to leave for the hamlet. Mr. Lloyd grabbed the reins as Johnnie ran towards the coach.
The Lloyd family had lived in the town since its beginning. Isaac’s grandfather John Lloyd fought in two wars and was part of the honor guard that buried George Washington.
“What’s the hurry Johnnie?” Mr. Lloyd hollered back.
“I can’t find Guinevere,” Johnnie said as he climbed on board.
The coach swayed side to side on the rough dirt road as they headed out of the village. After a few minutes, the coach stopped to let passengers off at Tower’s store.
“Johnnie’s Adventures” is available on line at www.createspace.com/4043213, www.amazon.com, or locally from firstname.lastname@example.org. The author, artist and publisher will be signing their book at at the pre-sale of MaMa Sales, from 5 to 7 p.m. April 14, at First Presbyterian Church, 505 Cayuga St., Lewiston. For more information visit www.suzannesimondietz.com.