Isabel Feeney - A Sassy New Sleuth
Although the date still seems far away, I'm already excited for the March 1 release of ISABEL FEENEY: STAR GIRL REPORTER. I think plucky Isabel is one of the most lovable characters I've created. (Not that I can really pick favorites. They're like my kids!) The story is set in the 1920s, and it revolves around a girl who sells the Chicago Tribune to support her small family. Isabel dreams of being a reporter, like her idol, journalist Maude Collier - one of the few women allowed to cover crime. When Izzie stumbles upon a murder scene, she decides to solve the case and finds herself working shoulder-to-shoulder with Maude. Ten-year-old Isabel can't go to school - her mother relies upon her salary to keep the family afloat - but she's smart, determined and, most important, is a friend who will stick by you to the end.
The story is based loosely upon the life of journalist Genevieve Forbes Herrick, the Tribune's real-life top crime reporter during the Roaring Twenties. Watch for more updates and giveaways as the release date grows closer!