Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Twice Betrayed

I met Gayle Krause at a Highlights Foundation Summer Camp at the Barn last year. There were so many talented writers there. When Gayle told me her book would be coming out, I wanted to help get the word out! This would be a perfect novel for students learning about American History. I'll buy this book for my fifth-graders. 







Release Date : March 28, 2017
Publisher: Trowbridge Books
ISBN - 978-0-9911904-3-0

It will be available for pre-order on that day as well.

About the book:

The thread of friendship is stretched to the breaking point…
With the spark of independence crackling in Colonial Philadelphia, three girls dress as boys and head to the river to put a perilous plan into action, but only two return. The third, a young milliner’s assistant, is found drowned, with gold coins sewn into her hems, coded spy letters in her bodice, and a journal implicating another sewing apprentice in the treasonous plot.

All eyes turn toward Perdy Rogers, Betsy Ross’ thirteen-year-old apprentice. But she’s no spy!  With one friend dead and deserted by another, the thread of friendship is stretched to the breaking point, when Perdy is accused. With her life on the line, Perdy risks more than her freedom as a new nation struggles to be born.

About the author:

Gayle Krause was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania and being the oldest girl on the block, always led the younger kids in creative dramatics, wilderness expeditions through fields, and fossil hunting in the shale piles left from the heyday of mining. Those early interactions led her to a career in teaching, where, as a Master teacher she continued to inspire teens as she prepared prospective Elementary Teachers and Early Childhood Educators at the secondary and post-secondary levels. Simultaneously, she directed an instructional Laboratory Pre-K for her students, where she worked with eager young preschoolers.

Because she taught both young adults and preschoolers, her books fall at both ends of the Children’s Literature spectrum. You can find them on her website: www.gayleckrause.com

Gayle is most comfortable in front of students, be they four years old, or forty. She loves to teach Children’s Literature and enhance literacy skills in young readers. She is a member of SCBWI, Keystone State Reading Association, KidLit, Ink, a member of the Rhyme Revolution Best Rhyming Picture Book Selection committee 2015 and 2016, and a past member of The Poets’ Garage.

Follow Gayle’s writing journey on Facebook at Gayle C Krause, on Twitter @GeeCeeK, and on Goodreads.

I have included a giveaway of an ARC for Twice Betrayed or a first chapter critique of a YA or MG novel to a random commenter on your blog.

Thanks so much,
Gayle 


30 comments:

  1. Hi Theresa and Gayle - sounds interesting and especially if it's worthy to be bought and used by you in school. History just enlightens us to our past and that's imperative for our future ...

    Good luck to you both - cheers Hilary

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    1. Thank you for your comment, Hillary. Hope you will get to read it. I completely agree that history enlightens our past and helps us deal with the future. :)

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  2. Very cool. I love historical stories--especially the ones coming out in recent years. If I could like kids on fire about something, it would be history. We learn so much from looking back.

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    1. I agree, Crystal, we can definitely learn from history.

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    2. Thank you for your comment, Crystal. I hope the readers of Perdy's story learn a bit about our past, too. :)

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  3. Love history. This sounds like a great book!

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  4. Congrats to Gayle! I love the cover and it sounds good.

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    1. Natalie, I'm a big fan of the cover too.

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    2. Thank you for your comment, Natalie. I love the cover too. Hope you get a chance to read Perdy's story. :)

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  5. How interesting! I've never met Gayle in person (lucky you), but I have been acquainted with her online. So exciting her book is out. I love history, so I'll have to check this one out. Thanks, and congrats to Gayle!

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    1. Sheri, how cool that you know Gayle too! Small community isn't it?

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    2. Thanks for your congratulations, Sheri. Hope you get to read Twice Betrayed. I think you'll like it. :)

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  6. Thank you so much for featuring TWICE BETRAYED on you blog. I really appreciate it. :)

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  7. Congratulations, Gayle! Such an interesting time in history.

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    1. Thank you, Alex. I've always found this time period interesting. Probably the reason I chose it as the setting for Perdy's story. :)

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  8. Congrats Gayle. As Theresa says, a good book for students of American history.

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    1. Thank you, Denise. It would be wonderful if TWICE BETRAYED found its way into middle grade social studies classrooms. :)

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  9. Congratulations to Gayle! Sounds interesting book.

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  10. sounds interesting story!
    congrats to the author .

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  11. Can I enter your giveaway? (you can enter mine if you do it before tomorrow!) Looking forward to reading Gayle's book!

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  12. Hi Jenny. Glad you stopped by. Hope you enjoy reading TWICE BETRAYED. :)

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  13. This sounds fascinating. I like that it is a way for kids to learn about history though a story. I look forward to checking this one out. Thanks for sharing. :)
    ~Jess

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