Blog tour: ‘Callahan Crossroads’

Blog tour: ‘Callahan Crossroads’

Anola Pickett and Cedar Fort Publishing & Media are pleased to announce the “Callahan Crossroads” blog tour, which will run from July 11-24, 2015.

If you’re interested in participating in this blog tour, please email us or leave a comment below.

About the book:

Twelve-year-old George’s family won’t take him seriously. He’s ready to fight like a man on the front lines of the Great War, but instead he gets stuck on the home front, with nothing more exciting to do than look out for his younger sisters and elderly neighbor, Mrs. Schmitt.

But with no sign of victory in Europe, things are getting more and more tense at home, especially after George’s older brother makes a startling announcement.

Set in 1918 Kansas City, this old-fashioned family drama brings you to the heart of the World War I home front. Issue-drive and entertaining, it’s a coming-of-age story that will still resonate with readers today.

Callahan Crossroads blog tour

About the author:

Anola Pickett is a Kansas City native, and although she’s lived in Chicago, St. Louis and Massachusetts, she’s always come back home. The oldest of six children, she grew up in a family that emphasized the importance of reading and education. She began writing stories in the third grade and went on to become a teacher and school librarian. Now retired from the classroom, she devotes a big part of her day to writing and research for historical novels for young readers. She especially prizes the stories her parents and grandmother told about their growing-up years in Kansas City.

Pickett enjoys school and library visits to talk about her books and about the craft of writing. She and her husband Peter Doyle enjoy traveling, especially to Hong Kong, where they visit their son and daughter-in-law and a beautiful red-haired granddaughter!

“Callahan Crossroads” blog tour schedule:

July 11: Reidhead Random-ness
July 12:
July 13: Paranormal & Romantic Suspense Reviews
July 14:
July 15:
July 16: Bookworm Lisa
July 17: My Book Addiction and More
July 18:
July 19: Jorie Loves a Story
July 20: Mel’s Shelves
July 21:
July 22:
July 23: The Studio with Cheryl
July 24: Read Ink

Veterans Day book deals!

Veteran's-Day-eBook-SaleTo help commemorate those who have fought so much for our freedom, we would like to offer the following discounted* ebook titles (they are available at the links below and also on iBooks and Google Play Books):

*Veterans Day Only!

Warrior-SOS-9781462117345Warrior SOS by Jeffrey Denning


You are not alone. There is help, support, and hope all around you. This remarkable book shares the war experiences of military veterans and their families in their own words. Focused on faith, healing, and recovery, this is a lifeline for our veterans and those who love them.

Warrior SOS includes stories from veterans from different branches of service­—some told here for the very first time. No matter what you’ve experienced, this book can help you find the hope and healing you’ve earned through your service.

American-St-Nick_9781462117628American St. Nick by Peter Lion

American St. Nick recounts when, during the darkest days of World War II, a handful of American soldiers help bring the Christmas spirit back to the children of war-weary Wiltz, Luxembourg. With their simple act of kindness and selfless generosity, they unknowingly created a holiday tradition that continues in to this very day. This is an amazing true story of heroism, honor and hope you’ll never forget.


Unwavering-Valor_9781462116034Unwavering Valor by William T. Garner

Through the Bataan Death March, through prison camps in the Philippines and Taiwan, through four months aboard a Japanese hell ship, and finally through a forced labor camp at Kosaka, Japan, Clarence Bramley never gave up.

This powerful, gripping true story of surviving brutality with optimism and faith is guaranteed to remind you to never lose hope—not in yourself, not in your country, and not in the values for which it stands.

Berlin-Candy-Bomber_9780882906164The Berlin Candy Bomber by Gail Halvorsen

This book is the amazing true story of Gail Halvorsen, Uncle Wiggly Wings, and how through a simple act of kindness he brought joy to the children of East Germany as a pilot during the Berlin Airlift.



Callahan Crossroads_9781462117154Callahan Crossroads by Anola Pickett

“Grown-ups said us kids could help our country win the war. Eat more corn. Give up sugar. Buy Thrift stamps. Collect prune pits. After a whole year doing this sissy stuff, we still hadn’t won. I wasn’t old enough to enlist, but this summer I’d do something dangerous. Something tough and brave.” –George Callahan, Age 12

Set in 1918 Kansas City, Callahan Crossroads brings you to the heart of the World War I home front. Issue-driven and entertaining, it’s a coming-of-age story that will resonate with readers of all ages.