All Because of Chickens

Friday, January 10, 2014

The Mud Rose now published

Life’s hard if you’re a Victorian street urchin, and crossing the path of Jack the Ripper can make it even harder. 

The Time Rose Series: Book 2
Middle Grade Time Travel

Another journey into the past takes Paige, Dane, and Jack to Victorian London, where they meet two young mudlarks named Hetty and Pip. Even though life is difficult, Hetty is leery of seeking help from Dr. Barnardo or other social reformers who might separate her from her little brother. The Time Rose travellers have an idea for getting around that problem, but they’re about to have another. Jack the Ripper’s grisly attacks on women in the East End have the whole city on edge – and the blood covered man Hetty and Pip come across late at night isn’t keen on having witnesses on the loose.

 Limited Time Special:
Buy the Mud Rose and get book 1, 
The Disappearing Rose, for FREE!

Renee Duke grew up in Canada and England and holds dual nationality. Having made several trips across the Atlantic during childhood, a love of travel was inevitable, and she has been to various points of the globe, including Belize, Central America, where she spent some time working with children in a Peace & Development project. She has worked with children all of her adult life and enjoys sharing her passion for history with kids of all ages, both through her writing and the interactive programs she now runs for out-of-school care groups. Mother of one son, and servant to two cats, she and her widowed mother share a home in Kelowna, B.C.
Though I have been a published author for many years, my work has hitherto been in the form of articles, short stories, and humorous essays for such publications as Okanagan Life, Stitches, Reader’s Digest, Our World 50+, The Living Message, & Zamoof! (Canada); Catholic Digest, Spider, Wonder Time, Story Friends, & Pockets (U.S.A.); and My Weekly & The People’s Friend (UK). I also once worked as a stringer for a local newspaper.