Author Archives: Tricia Springstubb

Mary Bowser Giveaway

The winner of  Mary Bowser and the Civil War Spy Ring is


Thanks to all who entered.  See the interview, below, about the book, and enter another exciting giveaway.

Big day for giveaways….

Be sure to enter the one below! Meanwhile…

The winners of our SASHA giveaway are

Heather S. and Stacey Hicklin

Historical Giveaway!


Mary Bowser and the Civil War Spy Ring kicks off a new, interactive series where middle grade readers get to experience history in a whole new way.

This first book features  Mary Bowser, an African American spy who infiltrated Confederate leadership at the  highest levels. Pretending to be illiterate, Bowser evaded detection, meanwhile using her photographic memory to “copy” critical documents.

Using spycraft materials included, readers can discover and unravel clues embedded in the text and illustrations to solve the book’s ultimate mystery: where did Mary hide her secret diary?

Enter the drawing for a just-published copy by leaving a comment below. (Only North American are eligible)