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NEW BOOK coming this fall!
Be watching for Junípero Serra: Founder of the California Missions, the true story of the humble Spanish friar who began the European settlement of California.

               Junípero Serra

"...Linda Gondosch has a teacher's flair for making history interesting ..."  
READ MORE in recent book review by NKyTribune's literary editor, Don Then.


• February 26, 2015
Presenting "Writing--From Idea to a Finished Book"

St. Henry District High School
Erlanger, KY


• October 16, 2015, Noon to 2 pm
Author/Illustrator Reception and Book Signing
Kentucky Reading Association Conference
Galt House
140 N. 4th Street
Louisville, KY
(Many authors and illustrators will be attending the event.)


I enjoy talking with students about reading and writing.  After my presentations, many students head to the library inspired to read and eager to write stories of their own.
Kids books are fun


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     I am an author of children's books, including middle-grade fiction and nonfiction, beginning chapter books, and picture books.  Who Needs A Bratty Brother? won the Kentucky BluegrassLinda Award -- a children’s choice award.

     I was born in West Virginia, grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, and went to Ohio University and Northern Kentucky University.  I lived in Indiana for 21 years and now live in Hebron, Kentucky, just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati.  Besides writing children’s books, I have taught in almost every grade from preschool to college level.

     Enjoy yourself as you explore my world and learn more about my books and my school visits.



 Why would Lewis and Clark venture into the mysterious, danger-ridden Louisiana Territory?
How would they cross ninety-foot waterfalls, snowy mountains, and raging rivers?
Who would help them speak and trade with Native Americans along the way?

SacagaweaStudents searching for answers to key questions about the Lewis and Clark Expedition will find them in my latest book, recently published by Lerner Publishing Group.

   Where Did Sacagawea Join the Corps of Discovery?  And Other Questions about the Lewis and Clark Expedition  takes readers on a “treasure hunt through history” as they explore WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, WHY, and HOW questions about the Lewis and Clark Expedition.  The book features primary source material – journals, letters, sketches, portraits – created near the time of the famous expedition.

    Available now -- More info on "My Books"


             Camp Kickapoo cover2011 Award Winner!
How Did Tea and Taxes Spark a Revolution? was named an "Honor Book" in the Social Studies--Grades
K-6 category of the Society of School Librarians International 2011 Book Awards!

    On a cold evening in December 1773, a group of men climbed aboard three ships docked in Boston Harbor.  Armed with hatchets, the men began breaking into the ships’ valuable cargo – 342 crates of tea.  They dumped the tea into the black water of the harbor and then marched back home through the city streets.  This “Boston Tea Party” was a bold act of protest by American colonists against British rule.  It pushed the colonies and Great Britain a step closer to war.
    But who were these protestors?
    Why would they risk angering the powerful British government?
   And how did the British respond?
   Discover the facts about the famous Boston Tea Party and the colonists’ struggle for independent rule. 
     How Did Tea and Taxes Spark a Revolution?  And Other Questions about the Boston Tea Party  is part of the Six Questions of American History series, published by Lerner Publishing Group.

Available now -- More info on "My Books" .

Want to learn more about me and my books? 
Check out www.MicheleStegman.com/book-reviews/tea-and-taxes where you will find an insightful review of How Did Tea and Taxes Spark a Revolution? And Other Questions about the Boston Tea Party.  This excellent review is written by Michele Stegman, author and former teacher.