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Author Talk with Linda Sittig -Counting Crows

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Linda Sittig’s sincere belief that every woman deserves to have her story told shines through her historical novels, Cut From Strong Cloth, Last Curtain Call, and Counting Crows. Her most recent book, Counting Crows, is the third in her “Threads of Courage” series and tells the story of young Maggie Canavan, who goes to New York City in the summer of 1918. She intends to take art lessons but becomes embroiled in the sweatshop scandals that have claimed many young immigrant women’s lives. She falls in love with the city until the Flu Pandemic changes everything, and Maggie is forced to grow up overnight.

Award-winning writer Linda Harris Sittig was born in New York City, raised in northern New Jersey, and put down her adult roots in Virginia. During her teaching career with Fairfax County Schools, the Greater Washington Reading Council selected Linda as the Outstanding Reading Teacher of the Year. The following year she was honored at the state level. A decade later, the International Reading Association awarded her The Outstanding International Elementary Reading Teacher of the Year medal. Based on the belief that family literacy leads to lifelong readers, Linda wrote a 15-year weekly newspaper column, Kinderbooks, reviewing the best in children’s literature. The column ran in multiple Washington DC area newspapers, including The Loudoun Times-Mirror. Combining her passion for history and strong women, Linda created a blog, www.strongwomeninhistory.com, currently being followed by over 1200 readers who hail from 64 different countries. Each month she highlights the stories of women who should have become famous.

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