Monday, September 17, 2018

Morning Reads 9/17/2018

Georgia News

AJC: Voter drive raised millions, but Abrams won't say from whom

Deal names Charlie Bethel to State Supreme Court and Rep. Christian Coomer to Court of Appeals

Decision expected today in paper ballot lawsuit 

Former Pres. Jimmy Carter plans to join Stacey Abrams on the campaign trail 

National/International News 

Senators may hear from woman accusing Kavanaugh of misconduct during high school party more than 35 years ago

Sen. Susan Collins questions motives of Dems in waiting so long to release letter from Kavanaugh accuser  

Kavanaugh denies knowing accuser; accusation has similar parallels to Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas

House intel committee chair plans to release depositions from at least 70 people related to Russia probe before November election

Former Obama admin czar says Trump is 'not going to survive' Manafort's testimony 

Cruz opponent campaigns on gun control, attacks NRA


Carrie Mouse and the Giant Garage Cover Reveal Contest

Our daughters are releasing their first joint picture book next month, and we thought it would be fun to participate in their cover reveal contest.  All the details and our piece of the cover puzzle are below.  Feel free to pass it along!

About the Book

Martha Squirrel made her journey down the big hill seem like a grand adventure. But what happens when Carrie Mouse disobeys her mama and explores the giant garage?

Inspired by a true story, Carrie Mouse and the Giant Garage tells the story of a young mouse who gets trapped in the garage of the human house at the bottom of the hill. Beautifully illustrated with clay sculptures, this is a book you won’t want to miss!


It’s scavenger hunt time! The Carrie Mouse cover has been cut into nine pieces and scattered across nine different blogs. Visit this post to find links to all the cover pieces. Assemble them and email the completed cover to hunekeauthor(at)gmail(dot)com to be entered in an extra special giveaway: A book signed by both the author and the illustrator and a handmade Carrie Mouse doll to be shipped upon publication of the book. If you need a collage creation software, you can use, a free online photo editor. All entries must be submitted by midnight EDT on Thursday, September 20. The winner will be announced Friday, September 21 at Happy hunting!

Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.

Here is our piece of the cover:

About the Author

Morgan Elizabeth Huneke is a homeschool graduate who lives in Georgia. She has enjoyed creating characters and writing stories since early childhood. Books have always been a big part of her life, never more so than when working at the local library. She is the author of several middle grade novels including the Time Captives fantasy trilogy and one YA fairy tale retelling novella entitled Twisted Dreams. Carrie Mouse and the Giant Garage is her first picture book.

To learn more about Morgan and her work, visit:

About the Illustrator

Rebekah Huneke is a homeschool graduate who lives in Georgia with her parents, sisters, and yellow Labrador named Sophie. She has been working with Sculpey since age nine, and sells her creations inCarrie Mouse and the Giant Garage is her first book.
the Klay Kottage Etsy shop. She also creates and sells stuffed animals and knitted goods. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, and playing cello and piano.

To learn more about Rebekah and her work, visit:
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