Questions and Activities to accompany the reading and discussion of Drums of War (Broken Drum)
About the Authors:
Edith Hemingway is a graduate of Spalding University’s MFA program with a concentration in writing for children. Her story, “The Seal of Marsh Cove,” appears in Blooming Tree Press’ Summer Shorts Anthology, released in June 2006. When she’s not writing, Edie spends her time traveling to local schools and libraries to speak to classes about her Civil War books and teaching creative writing workshops at area community colleges and Misty Hill Lodge, her secluded 1930s era log cabin on Braddock Mountain.
Jacqueline Shields has dedicated much of her time to advocacy for the disabled, winning awards and citations along the way. Jackie has written a monthly column "Handicapped Almanac" for the Frederick News Post. Appointed by the governor of Maryland to a state advisory committee on disabilities, she served in that capacity for twelve years.
The authors met in a creative writing class. Inspired by the locale of their homes between Gettysburg and Antietam, they have collaborated on two Civil War novels for children.