Friday, June 17, 2016

Fiddling While Books Signed: Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Saturday, June 18, I will be signing copies of A BUSS FROM LAFAYETTE from 3-5 p.m. at the Manchester Barnes and Noble, 1741 South Willow Street, Manchester, NH 03103. (This is a Book Fair fundraiser for the Manchester Library.) Come buy a book, have it signed, and help support the library! My "Fiddlers Two", Sienna and Sara Larson, will be there with me, playing period tunes from my 1825 story!

Dorothea Jensen's photo.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

More Homages to Hamilton!

 Deedy is having a ball writing verse about Lafayette as an echo of Hamilton the Musical!  Here are the latest. She's tweeting these one couplet at a time. (These are rough approximations of the rhythm of the verses to "My Shot".)

Young Lafayette had dinner with the Brit King’s Bro
Who told him the Americans were “good to go”.

When Lafayette learned of our fight for liberty
A flame was set alight inside the young marquis.

Forbidden by the King as well as family
To risk his life and fortune quite so recklessly.

They sent him off to England just to change his mind
He met King George and Clinton and was wined and dined.

But Our Marquis, undaunted, and his mind unchanged
Returned to France and bought a boat as pre-arranged.

He met with Silas Deane, and was delighted when
He was offered a commission as a Major Gen.
And when the King proclaimed him subject to arrest
He sneaked aboard his boat and headed to the west.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

HAMILTON the MUSICAL: Deedy's Hooking Up!

So the latest from Deedy (that's Dorothea Jensen to you) is that she's fallen madly in love with Hamilton the Musical, and decided to write verses based on its lyrics. On Twitter. We are thrilled she's starting to write some rhyming poetry again, but unfortunately, it's about her Other Kind of Writing: A Buss from Lafayette.

 Oh, well, maybe when she gets going on this little project, she will remember how much she likes to write stuff that rhymes and will Get Back to us Izzies.

Hope so. Love, the Izzy Elves

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Here's Deedy:

I know that many, many kids love "Hamilton the Musical" as much as adults do. That means many, many kids have been introduced to the "Lancelot of the Revolutionary Set", Lafayette. Therefore, I've started writing tweets about A Buss from Lafayette based on the songs from this wonderful, Tony-winning, tremendously original show.

Here are the first two (unfortunately, I can only do two lines per tweet, which is frustrating). Each is posted with a picture of the Buss cover and with the #HamiltonMusical hashtag. : )

I love writing verse (as per my Izzy Elf books), with end and internal rhymes, so I think this endeavor will be lots of fun!

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(Based on "My Shot")

A dusty old's...NOT
Concerning the War's...Lance...LOT

Just wait'll you hear. . .the. . .PLOT
 (A story for teens. . .it's. . .HOT!)

Hope you Hamilton Lovers out there will enjoy these!



Sunday, June 12, 2016

Book Signing Today!

Deedy (that's Dorothea Jensen to you) will be at the Barnes and Noble in Nashua, NH today from 3-5 signing copies of A BUSS FROM LAFAYETTE! Come join the fun! (Wish we Izzies could be there.)