|Posted by courageouscody on March 22, 2010 at 7:25 PM||comments (0)|
Cody Gets His First Professional Review!
The Midwest Book Review reviewed Courageous Cody's Western Adventure in the February 2010 Issue of the Small Press Bookwatch.
Midwest Book Review The wild west was called wild for a reason. "Courageous Cody's Western Adventure" is the storyof Cody, a young man who dreamed of a life in a more exciting time. Getting his wish, he soonlearns to be careful what he wishes for as he has to struggle to survive and makes a friend out ofthe darling Belle. An exciting read for the young, "Courageous Cody's Western Adventure" is worth considering.
|Posted by courageouscody on January 16, 2010 at 6:22 PM||comments (0)|
The history of baseball in the United States can be traced to the 18th century,when amateurs played a baseball-like game by their own informal rules usingimprovised equipment. The popularity of the sport inspired the semi and fullyprofessional baseball clubs in the 1860s.
In 1857, sixteen NewYork area clubs, formed the National Association of Base Ball Players (NABBP).The NABBP was the first organization to govern the sport and to establish achampionship.
The Civil War helpedmembership to grow to almost 100 clubs by 1865 and to over 400 by 1867,including clubs from as far away as California.
During the Civilwar, soldiers from different parts of the United States played baseballtogether, leading to a more unified national version of the sport.
Beginning in 1869,the NABBP permitted professional play, addressing a growing practice that hadnot been permitted under its rules to that point.
In 1870, a riftdeveloped between professional and amateur ballplayers and the NABBP split intotwo groups.
The NationalAssociation of Professional Base Ball Players operated from 1871through 1875, and is considered by some to have been the first major league.
|Posted by courageouscody on January 8, 2010 at 12:50 PM||comments (1)|
|Posted by courageouscody on October 7, 2009 at 4:16 PM||comments (0)|
Now that you have had a chance to read Courageous Cody's Western Adventure, let's talk about your favorite and least favorite characters. Is Mr. Larson really so bad? I mean sure, he is mean, rude, greedy, and angry, but maybe he has a sweet side underneath. Or, maybe not. Join my site and leave a blog entry or leave a comment below and let everyone know what you think. Thanks for reading.
Fatima R. Henson
|Posted by courageouscody on October 7, 2009 at 4:13 PM||comments (0)|
Hey Cody readers! Thanks so much for reading my book. Join my site and post your blog entry or just leave a comment below. I look forward to knowing what you think. Also, feel free to contact me through the comment page with suggestions. Can't wait to hear from you.
Fatima R. Henson
|Posted by codyfan#1 on September 5, 2009 at 8:27 AM||comments (0)|
I really enjoyed reading this book and I was wondering if there are going to be more to come? I would really love to see Cody turn into a series. I have a young child and I spend lots of time in libraries and book stores looking for the perfect materials to expose her to and I have to admit that sometimes it is just hit or miss. You never know what you are going to get but with Courageous Cody's Western Adventure, you are promised a good wholesome read that will entertain your children for hours. I just wondered if anyone knew if there were plans for more to come?
|Posted by ILoveBooks on September 2, 2009 at 10:11 PM||comments (0)|
The book is now available for advance copy review. I just got my copy of Courageous Cody's Western Adventure! I can't wait til it arrives
|Posted by codyfan#1 on August 30, 2009 at 2:03 PM||comments (1)|
Mrs. Carolton is written as a rare beauty. Her character has lost so much and yet she is so warm and giving. She truly represents a wonderful and compassionate person. I really enjoyed reading about her especially because we live in a world where so many people feel as though they are owed something for nothing. It really made me think about how I can better demonstrate an attitude of gratitude and continue to work on my ability to show compassion- no matter what life hands me.
|Posted by codyfan#1 on August 30, 2009 at 1:51 PM||comments (2)|
I am so excited about the release of Cody that I am preparing a very special Cody chili cook off.
You should do the same! Here is my recipe for Cody's Western Adventure Chili. It is easy to make and the kids will love it mine does. You will need:
3 Tablespoons olive oil
1 c. chopped onion
3 Tbsp. garlic minced
1 lbs ground turkey
1 envelope mild taco seasoning
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 15oz can tomato sauce
2 c. chicken broth
3 oz tomato paste
1 can of kidney beans (drained)
1/2 c. cheddar cheese
1) In a larch sauce pan heat oil over medium heat
2) Add onions and garlic and saute until onions are translucent.
3) Add ground turkey meat.
4) Season meat with taco season envelope, salt and pepper
5) Add tomato sauce
6) Season mixture with oregano
7) Add tomato paste and chicken broth and stir
Add kidney beans.Stir and cover. Reduce heat to low and let simmer for 30 minutes.
Serve chili over a plate of Fritos Scoops. Top with cheese and sour cream.
Sit around and let the Cody Adventure take you away!
|Posted by courageouscody on August 26, 2009 at 8:57 PM||comments (3)|
By far, Belle Rogers is my favorite character in the novel. Belle is clever, smart, compassionate, and brave. She adds an important an stabalizing effect to the novel. Her bravery gives Cody confidence and it helps him survive in dangerous and otherwise impossible situations. Furthermore, she is funny and she is a loyal and understanding friend to Cody in a time when he misses the friends that he has just moved away from. Belle plays a pivotal role and readers should expect to find her again in the Cody Adventure Chronicles.