Guardian Angel Kids Magazine. I helped her promote the book she'll be talking about today, through Pump Up Your Book. As a lover of history, and as someone who has studied the Civil War, Donna's book was one I truly enjoyed.
The Golden Pathway by Donna McDine
I have always enjoyed historical fiction, especially slavery and the Underground Railroad. Even though this specific time period was a horrific time in history I always find it fascinating and heartwarming that so many people helped the slaves escape to freedom, despite consequences against them if caught. Initially, The Golden Pathway started out as a writing assignment for the Institute of Children’s Literature, but I never submitted it beyond my writing instructor. This particular manuscript kept calling to me to bring David and Jenkins' story forth from my computer. After joining the Children’s Writers’ Coaching Club and garnering success with online Ezines and print magazines I finally submitted the manuscript to Suzanne Lieurance for critique and with her encouragement I submitted it to the 77th Writer’s Digest Writing Competition. Much to my delight it placed 12th in the Children’s/Young Adult category. Then after meeting Lynda Burch of Guardian Angel Publishing at the Muse Online Writers Conference and further editing by Lynda and Lea Schizas, The Golden Pathway saw the light of day and then to life with the illustrations by prolific artist, K.C. Snider. And here I am today several years later with my first published children’s book in my hands.It’s been quite the roller coaster ride and one that I wouldn’t trade in for the world.
Never be afraid to ask questions. We all have something to learn each and every day and you’ll be surprised how many people have the same question as you. Happy writing to you all and let your voice soar.