Meet Priscilla Cummings, author of many books including, "Chadwick the Crab," "Blindsided," "Red Kayak," and her most recent, "The Journey Back."
Priscilla will be reading one of her children's books for story time at 6:30pm. The signing will proceed afterward.
The Journey Back
Escaped and on the run, can Digger find redemption?
His bold escape from a juvenile detention facility nearly kills him, but soon an angry fourteen-year-old Digger is on the run, hijacking a tractor trailer, "borrowing" a bicycle, and stealing a canoe. When injuries stop him, Digger hides at a riverside campground, where he befriends a young boy and a girl his own age. New friends, a job caring for rescued horses, and risking his life to save another make Digger realize that the journey back is not just about getting home, it's about discovering what he's really running from, and how to come to terms with his troubled past.
"Most people think I'm from Maryland because I've written so many stories about CHADWICK THE CRAB and even set some of my novels, such as RED KAYAK, near the Chesapeake Bay. But actually, I grew up the middle of three children on a dairy farm in western Massachusetts, far from the water. I loved living on a farm where I was surrounded by animals and always in touch with nature. And lucky me, I had a palomino horse named Goldenboy that I galloped up and down the pastures after school. We had another horse, too, an appaloosa named Lollipop, who shared the pasture with Goldenboy and our herd of black and white Holsteins. Besides the farm animals, I had several other pets including cats, white rabbits, a hamster and several goldfish.
Today, my home is in Annapolis, Maryland with my family. We have a small sailboat and a green canoe, but no red kayaks. We have two cats named Mr. Charles Bingley (Mr. B. for short) and Romeo. When I'm not writing or visiting schools I enjoy reading, playing the piano and taking long walks. I think a lot on my walks and, often, I daydream about my days growing up on the farm."
-from Priscilla's website