I have been invited to two more schools - Avon Grove Charter School in West Grove, Pa on January 30th and Wilmington Friends School on February 13th. At both schools I will be speaking to the 4th graders. I have also been invited to speak at the Monmouth Co. Genealogical Society in Asbury Park, NJ on May 4th - a great way to celebrate my 50th birthday!
The third, and final book in this series - with the original working title of 'Oliver's Children' - is approximately half way finished with the new title of "Peanut Butter for Cupcakes, A True Story From the Great Depression'. Where did that title come from, you might ask? You'll know by the time you're finished reading the book!
Drucilla Nordmark, my sister-in-law, is working on recording the first two books for an audiobook version of the stories. She is trained in voice over work and has access to studios for recording. I'll keep you posted on availability.
And finally, no updates at this point from Bill Rotko, the screenwriter who has optioned the books for a possible movie. With the Hollywood writers strike till going on, I don't suppose there's much he can legally do. Hopefully that can all be resolved soon!
---Donna Nordmark Aviles