This time I had a more difficult ride with Maude and Sallie. I had to work a bit at thinking up new adventures, and I appreciate how hard my editor, Shana Corey, worked to notice when I wrote something too similar to the adventures in the first book.
But I was able to spend a little more time showing how life really was lived in those years. I got a real-life historical figure into the book too, but I’m going to let you figure out who he is. I did place him exactly where he was that year, and make him the age he really was. That was fun.