This will be my last throwback to 1910 (at least for awhile; the sequel is due out in January 2017). It’s been fun providing some historical context for the first book in the Audacity Jones series, Audacity Jones to the Rescue. I’ve shared about newsboys, cars and voting rights. I’m closing with something light. I so… Read more »
Audacity Jones to the Rescue
Audacity was 11 in 1910. But had she been 21, she still wouldn’t have been able to vote for President Taft, or any other candidate, due to being female (unless she lived someplace like my home state of Washington, where women got the vote November 8, 1910). The 19th Amendment was ratified on this very day, August… Read more »
It was horrifying to Audacity Jones (and no doubt to you!) that President Taft’s favorite soup was Terrapin Soup, aka Turtle Soup. And Mrs. Taft really did hire English cooks to prepare it, just as is described in Audacity Jones to the Rescue. The recipe I “used” in the book came from this old tome… Read more »
Did you know that from 1801 to 1932, every New Year’s Day the president’s house/White House was opened to the public for a grand reception? People waited for hours in line to shake the current president’s hand. The 101-year-old tradition ended with Herbert Hoover. Here is a photo from 1911, one year after Audacity Jones… Read more »
A Washington D.C. newsboy plays a big role in Audacity Jones to the Rescue. The character, Juice Johnson, is about 12 years old. But during the time period of the story (1910), there were newsboys as young as 5! One “juicy” fact that I tried to work into the book, but just couldn’t, was that… Read more »
Both Life Savers and Oreos entered the American scene in 1912, while both delicious, I think Audacity would prefer Life Savers since no one can beat Beatrice’s baking!
Today is the book birthday of Audacity Jones to the Rescue. I’ve never had so much fun writing a book. I hope you have as much fun reading it! Do let me know what you think.