Music, Songs, and Dances

Music from A Buss from Lafayette

Okay, okay. This song isn't really FROM A Buss from Lafayette, but it is from the trip on which I received my own indirect buss from him,which inspired me to write the book. (I posted a video blog about this on the VIDEO page of this site.) My mother and I recorded many of the songs from Jane Austen movies/​tv productions and made a little audio quiz for our fellow JA fanatic travelers. (I sang, she played the piano.) This was one of the songs. . .

The tune below is sometimes called "Again, Sweet Richard", and it is what Clara and Dickon danced at Perkins Tavern.

Some Welsh folk dancing "Again, Sweet Richard." I tried to describe this in A Buss from Lafayette as Clara and Dickon were dancing!

Music from The Riddle of Penncroft Farm

This was a favorite folk song of our family when I was young, so I decided to put it into my historical novel for middle graders, THE RIDDLE OF PENNCROFT FARM. In chapter 6, Pat Hargreaves sings this song. As she doesn't exist outside the story, I had to sing it myself.

When Pat sang this at Valley Forge, all the puzzle pieces fell into place for Lars!

Fun Stuff &

Selected Works

Any time young readers draw pictures, make videos, or whatever about one of my books, I will post their work here!

Games,pictures of people/places/things, and recipes for historic food found in my historical Fiction.

Games, Pix, and More about the Izzy Elves!

Recordings of music etc. from my historical fiction.

Illustrated Christmas Stories in Verse

This Christmas tale in verse celebrates the power of children's imaginations and the magic of books.

What happens back at the North Pole when Blizzy discovers that Tizzy is missing on Christmas morning?

Dizzy the elf, Tizzy's best friend, finds all the adventure he wants (and more) when he hides in the back of Santa's sleigh!

Frizzy tries to cure her S.A.D. (Seasonal Affection Distress) by making something new (and "yuck") that she won't miss when Santa takes it away for delivery on Christmas Eve.

Educational Material: Classroom Guide

A complete unit of lesson plans for using A Buss from Lafayette as a springboard for teaching about the American Revolution and Lafayette in 5-9 grade classrooms.

Historical Fiction for Young Readers

Sometimes a little kiss can change everything. . .especially a little kiss from a world famous hero of the American Revolution!

"The American Revolution comes alive... A wonderful book that melds both past and present together... "


An excerpt of a work-in-progress: amusing myself with history!

Regency Romantic Comedy

ôSplendid and sophisticated Regency to read...fine characterization and period dialogue."

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