Wheelchair Heroine Drives Children's Fiction Forward

A new classic adventure has just been published as a free ebook on Smashwords.com and is available for immediate download. The children's novel features Connie, a feisty heroine, who leads a time-travelling quest to solve a World War Two mystery.
By: Catherine Condie
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Jan. 6, 2010 - PRLog -- Author Catherine Condie Author Catherine Condie is supporting a campaign to show disabled characters in leading roles. Her free multi-format ebook  for the 9+ age group follows three children who whirl back in time through an enchanted potter’s wheel into the reality of evacuation in 1940s Britain. Connie, her brother Charlie-Mouse, and school pest Malcolm are drawn into dangers on the homefront and towards a military secret that will save an historic home from demolition. The children hit trouble when Malcolm fails to return to the present day. Following clues to reveal the secret, and in her quest to find her once arch enemy, Connie draws the mystery to an exciting close.

The book is already available for download at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/7707

About the author

Catherine Condie is supporting an ongoing campaign to promote disability in children's fiction writing among mainstream readerships by releasing her children's/young adult ebook free of charge.

Born in Cambridge,UK, Catherine began her career in PR and corporate communications, progressing as an editor of science journals, and as communications advisor for a European programme. She currently works in internet marketing and is a school literacy governor. Catherine is also a singer/songwriter and guitarist, and plays in a rock band.

About Smashwords

Launched in 2008, privately held Smashwords operates a digital publishing platform and online bookstore for independent ebook authors, publishers and their readers. The free service puts authors and publishers in full control over the publishing, pricing and marketing of their works. In addition to receiving exposure to hundreds of thousands of potential readers on the Smashwords web site and via distribution on Stanza, authors and publishers receive up to 85% of the net proceeds from sales of their works. For readers, Smashwords offers the opportunity to discover exciting new voices in fiction and non-fiction. Smashwords, Inc is based in Los Gatos, California and can be reached on the web at https://www.smashwords.com/ Visit the official Smashwords blog at  http://blog.smashwords.com/
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