Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff

Bingo Book #2

I forgot to mention last time–if the same book cover appears more than once on your game card, I made a mistake. I was fairly vigilant about checking for this but in the height of my card-making frenzy yesterday, I might have goofed. Each title will only be called once, so if you have duplicates please email me and let me know so I can send you a new and improved card. And now, the next Bingo book cover is. . . Jackson and Bud’s Bumpy Ride: America’s First Cross-Country Automobile Trip by Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff, illustrated by Wes Hargis. Elizabeth was featured on June 21.… Read the rest

A Peek at the Creative Space of Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff

We’re starting this week off with a look at the workspace of author Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff. Liz is a former elementary and middle school teacher who has published a number of books including The ABC’s of Writing for Children, John Muir and Stickeen: An Alaskan Adventure, Louise the One and Only, and her latest title Jackson and Bud’s Bumpy Ride. Jackson and Bud is about the true story of the first cross-country road trip, completed in 1903 by Horatio Jackson, his mechanic Sewall Crocker, and a dog they picked up along the way named Bud. If you thought Oprah and Gayle toughed it out in their cross-country road trip, get a load of this: Horatio Jackson drove a 1903 Winton that clocked an impressive 30 miles per hour at its zippiest.… Read the rest