Sunday, June 15, 2014

Itty-Bitty-Kitty Books--Check 'em out!!

Here's the second eBook in my Itty-Bitty-Kitty Guide to the Lighthouses of... series. There are always kitties in my office and on my desk as I work; they're my beloved pets and writing companions. Currently, Sophie and Sadie are center stage in my life.

Guidebook #2 is all about New Hampshire lighthouses--

There are two Coast Guard lighthouses still in service on the NH coast at Portsmouth (on the cover) and Isles of Shoals. Several lake lighthouses stand on Lake Sunapee, Lake Newfound, and Lake Winnipesaukee. Plus, NH has some interesting faux lighthouses and structures/towers that resemble lighthouses. For a small state with a short coastline, it has an amazing maritime history. I've included some related topics as sidebars, like the lifesaving stations on the NH coast, a short bio of Celia Thaxter (she was a NH lightkeeper's daughter), and a profile of the New Hampshire-native Blunt family who produced the first comprehensive guides for navigators, which included detailed lighthouse lists. Included in every Itty-Bitty-Kitty Guide to Lighthouses of... is a chapter on the history of lighthouses in general and a sidebar on lighthouse illumination.

Itty-Bitty-Kitty Guides are priced right--$1.99 each--and perfect for travel with an eReader or tablet as a tool. Armchair travelers enjoy them too. 

Here's the Georgia lighthouses guide that debuted in March:

In the pipeline is Pennsylvania--yes, PA! It has lighthouses, both famous and little-known. For example, Orefield, PA has a farm silo made into a lighthouse, and Hershey Park has a lighthouse for all of its career. Philadelphia has lighthouses, as does Erie. Look for the Itty-Bitty-Kitty Guide to the Lighthouses of Pennsylvania in August.

I love digging up the little-known lighthouse sites and histories! I hope you enjoy these handy and inexpensive little guidebooks.

And, I love having kitties purring on my desk and bookshelf as I write! You'll find another post about writers and cats in posts I did on 2/4/13 and 10/29/13.

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