Christopher C. Meeker – HAWTHORNE: Chronicles of the Brass Hand

Christopher C. Meeker – HAWTHORNE: Chronicles of the Brass Hand

HAWTHORNE: CHRONICLES OF THE BRASS HAND-

In true pulp fiction form, HAWTHORNE: Chronicles of the Brass Hand is the story of young Edgar J. Hawthorne who sets out on a journey to the Royal Observatory at the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa in 1835 after reading of an incredible discovery in the Edinburgh Journal of Science, submitted by close family friend John Herschel.
Traveling with the Royal Air Brigade on the Stratos, England’s newest and most advanced airship, pride of the British fleet, Edgar and the crew are caught unaware and attacked in the early hours of dawn by a flotilla of marauding airships. Outnumbered the Stratos is forced down into the deep jungles of Africa.
With the Stratos crippled and in need of repair Edgar, along with the first officer and a portion of the crew, set out to locate provisions. What Edgar discovers in the jungle, however, convinces him there are other forces involved in the downing of the Stratos. In the attempt to discover the truth behind the attack, Edgar unearths an unbelievable and far-reaching secret.
Finding himself caught up in a conflict that has raged for centuries, Edgar is thrust into a world of which only a handful are aware. With the aid of a mysterious girl and an unlikely ally, Edgar must do the impossible: protect the future of all mankind.

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Christopher C. Meeker is a writer, husband, and father of three based in beautiful Central New York where he enjoys the experiences of each new season, especially fall and winter.
Christopher began writing at an early age and was heavily influenced by the works of Edgar Allan Poe, H.G. Wells, Edgar Rice Burroughs and Jules Verne. Later he became drawn to the works of authors such as Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov and Ray Bradbury.

It is easy to see the influence these great writers had on Christopher as it is well-reflected in his writing, especially his latest book ‘HAWTHORNE: Chronicles of the Brass Hand – Mystirio Astronomiki’ which is currently available in both electronic and paperback editions on AmazonBarnes&Noble, the Hawthorne books website, and other online retailers.

Vicki Tashman – Buzzy and Thomas Move into the President’s House

Inspiration struck Vicki Tashman 4 years ago when her daughter graduated from college and moved back home with 2 cats in tow. She imagined the cats belonging to Cleopatra and, wow, the stories they could tell! After researching many people in history, she settled on writing her first book about Thomas Jefferson and his dog, Buzzy. Other books in the works are about Queen Victoria and her dog, Dash, the Wright Brothers and their dog, Flyer and Benjamin Franklin and his squirrel, Mungo.

Vicki has a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from the University of Colorado. She is a breast cancer survivor and has been an advocate for 10 years. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), Children’s Book Writers of Los Angeles (CBW-LA) and the Publisher’s Association of Los Angeles (PALA). She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their 2 golden retrievers, Ricky and Georgia.

 

BUZZY AND THOMAS MOVE INTO THE PRESIDENT’S HOUSE-

It’s 1801 and life is good for Buzzy, or so she thinks. Buzzy lives with Thomas Jefferson at Monticello, but her life turns upside down when Thomas tells her that they’re moving to the President’s House. Buzzy doesn’t want to move. What will she do? This enjoyable early chapter reader for ages 4 – 8 teaches kids about President Jefferson, the new breed of dog he brought home from France and confronting issues about moving.

Stay tuned to future Historical Tails adventures!

 

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