Published in 2012…
UXL Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes (Gale/Cengage):
Lots of research, writing, and gathering primary sources went into this project, but now it’s done:
“Each detailed entry is presented in consistent rubrics that allow for easy access … This is a valiant effort to put into some kind of order the history and current status of the native peoples of this land, at least insofar as our tribes/nations are concerned … This is the best I’ve seen and I would strongly urge every school, agency, and government to have a copy on their finger-tips.” ~Moccasin Print
“The reading level of the text is accessible for a wide range of users, making this set a good purchase for schools or public libraries with students doing moderate to serious research on Native American tribes.” ~Booklist
“Angel in the Mist” in A Community of Writers (Sunbury Press, 2012).
Royalties from the sale of the book will be donated to the Fredricksen Library, Camp Hill, PA.
Here’s the cover:
I have a piece of art and a 6-word bio in here:
~The Washington Post named this book an intriguing e-book. And called it “Surprising, uplifting, assertive.”
Pirates Through the Ages (Cengage):
Both of my books below came out on the same day in 2009, but from different publishers. (Rather like having twins, but without the night feedings.)
“Author Laurie J. Edwards does a wonderful job of presenting Rihanna’s life in a readable format. Beginning with the singer’s rough childhood with her cocaine-addicted father to her signing a contract with Jay-Z at age 16 and her subsequent rise to fame, the biography is a page-turner. Edwards draws you in and keeps you interested throughout as she tells little-known details of the behind-the-scenes persona of Rihanna. Sneak peeks at other performers, such as Gwen Stefani, Maroon 5, Ne-Yo, Chris Brown, and many others.”
Quoted on Prezi:
“On an island in the sun, a baby entered the world one February day in 1988. Her parents named her Robyn Rihanna Fenty. No one knew then that this newborn would someday become a star. Nor did they realize her sunny island home of Barbados would provide the idea for her first album. But the baby born that February 20 had a date with destiny. A decade and a half later, she took the stage name Rihanna, stunned the music world at age sixteen, and became part of real, live fairy tale.”
“Summer Storms” in Summer Lovin’
(Wild Rose Press)
“I’ve never read anything by Ms. Edwards, but I have to say after reading this story that I plan to read some more from this talented author. Summer Storms was my favorite of the anthology….
A heart touching story. More about change than romance but one still to affect any reader. There is some great writing going on in this story. I could feel the urgency and emotions of these characters caught in a possibly deadly situation. Outstanding.”
~Long and Short Romance
“I loved all of the stories in this book. Each story was a unique summer themed love story that was able to stand alone by itself. And…I got caught up in each story. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a fun, breezy, summer read.” ~5-star review from Amazon
“…immensely satisfying and truly enjoyable.” ~You Gotta Read Reviews
“Summer Lovin’ is a perfect book to read poolside or at the beach.” ~The Romance Studio