Following some weeks of email correspondence, Kate attended an encampment of the duPage Valley Settlers at Chaplin Creek village to meet Artemas the Tinker in person and gather research for her next book.
The duPage Valley Settlers demonstrated different ways to start a fire, including flint and steel, using a flintlock rifle, and with an Indian bow-drill.
Monarch Landing/Erickson Tribune Fair
Kate gave two presentations about 1830's Clothing and talked with folks about history during the rest of the time.
A film crew from Retirement Living TV is hard to ignore.
Kate stands in front of the book sales table at the AuthorFest '07 in Schaumburg in June. Kate was invited as a panelist for the Children's and Young Adults' Books program.
Anderson's Home Grown Authors Event
During a lull, Kate chats with Gini Clare, author of Naperville's Riverwalk; Where History and Community Flow Together.
Friends and family came out in support.
Children line up to get their copy of Ruth by Lake and Prairie signed.
Book Signing at Anderson's
Anderson's Staff introduces Kate.
The Life of an 1830's Girl
Junior Girl Scouts from Mill Street School dressed as children from 1830 and asked questions.