This is getting serious...I'm becoming addicted and an addicted Ladybug...there's no telling what that means. I spent part of today researching what it means to be an addicted ladybug and even looked for pictures...
and this is all I could find. Since I don't drink coffee, I don't think that fits my condition. Don't get me wrong I like butterflies
but unlike our Publisher, I'm not over the moon about them, so this isn't me either.
Nope, my growing addiction is much more in staying in line with what I was and what now am. So what does that mean. What was I?
Well as the picture above shows...I was a teacher, and I loved every moment of it, but it was cut short by a car accident, and now I am an author, and
Ladybug Lin Book Reviewer most unique.
It's the review side of me that I bring to the table here.
FLASH TO THE PAST
I just finished the THIRD installment in one of the most brilliant series I have ever laid my hands on, THE WICKWARE SAGAS geared towards presenting history in a way that is engaging, entertaining, and educational without seeming to knock the reader in the head with it.
I LOVE Penny Estelle's writing style. As far as I'm concerned every history teacher in the United States at the very least if not the world, should make her books a required part of their teaching curriculum.
In each of her books, to date, she has introduced elements about either historical figures I never learned anything about in MY history courses, back before we had as MUCH history to cram into the twelve years of public schooling we have to cram into it today, or if it was a figure we HAD heard about, she gives details far beyond anything I was given.
One of the saddest things about history is it is rarely taught in a way that makes the past seem like it was lived by REAL people. They're abstract concepts that you just can't relate to.
But not so in the books Penny Estelle, in what is commonly called SHORT STORIES, creates. We not only MEET actual people, we get to literally drop into their environments and live their story right along side them.
So far I've learned about two women that played roles during the Revolutionary War, I had never heard of. How sad is that? Also I learned the details around an event that I thought was foolhardy because I didn't know what led up to the event. Now I know what motivated this historic figure to act in the way he did, and because of that I can empathize with him and realize I would have done the same thing.
Penny Estelle makes history JUMP into vivid life for me, and for everyone who opens one of her books. That's what a good author does.
FLASH TO THE PAST
Keep them coming Penny. This is one very
addicted Ladybug who is deleriously happy to give you another
FLASH TO THE PAST is Book Three in THE WICKWARE SAGAS
Don't pass up Book One:
or Book Two in this amazing series