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Special Price for a Special Book!

Dawn Drums received a unique honor at the end of last year: First Place in the historical fiction category of the 2017 Readers Choice Awards. Publisher Moonlight Mesa Associates is celebrating the book’s recognition by offering the ebook edition at a reduced price. It’s available on both Kindle and Smashwords for $4.95 a copy. I’ll also offer a reduced price on my inventory of the paperback edition to folks in King City and the Central Coast: $9.95 a copy. This offer will be good for the month of February. You know where I live!

Here’s the Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Dawn-Drums-Robert-Walton-ebook/dp/B00C4ZH1VU/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8


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Dawn Drums wins Readers Choice Award

It’s official! Dawn Drums won first place in the historical fiction category! The official announcement came this morning. I greatly appreciate all the folks who took time to vote for me and will update you on further news about the prize.

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Dawn Drums ( A must read book)

Honored poet Hardeep Sabharwal offered a review of Dawn Drums on his blog. I’m most pleased to share it with you!

Abraham Lincoln speaks with Chalone Peaks students.


Source: Dawn Drums ( A must read book)

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Authors Shine at Sol Treasures


Meet the artist events at Sol Treasures – intimate and collaborative – often blur the lines between presenters and audience. Such was the case on Friday evening when John Miller and I shared our books with a lively group of friends and visitors. John offered a concise though wide-ranging context for his bestseller Minecraft Lab for Kids. It was fun to see illumination bloom on attentive faces as he revealed the power of this new learning-through-play technology. I was pleased to offer a Presidents’ Day reading from my Dawn Drums. We cannot hear enough about Abraham Lincoln these days – we just can’t.

John and I have collaborated in teaching for decades. May it always be so!

P.S. Note my “Lemon Tree” shirt. Thanks, Kerry’s Mom! Your artistry endures!

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At Chancellorsville


Photo by Ed Haskell

I recently discovered a great poem by Andrew Hudgins: At Chancellorsville. As most of you know by now, the Civil War is an abiding interest of mine. I’ve found that the personal moments, the insignificant details truly bring home the horror and tragedy of the War.  At Chancellorsville offers such details, such moments. I’ve prepared common core activities that I hope  will open this poem for young people. I’ve provided directed reading, scripted reading, reciprocal teaching, research questions and a poster assignment to help involve students with Hudgins’ words and with the turbulent times in which he lived.

Here’s the link: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/A-Civil-War-Poem-At-Chancellorsville-2763540


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Interviewed by Ink In Thirds

Lincoln troops

Grace Black, editor of Ink In Thirds, discovered my regard for Lincoln. She asked me some pertinent questions about writing, too. Take the link to peruse my answers!

#FeatureFriday – Robert Walton

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A Conversation with Hardeep Sabharwal

on Cathedral Peak

Photo by Wayne Thompson

Poet and writer Hardeep Sabharwal recently interviewed me for his blog. It was a good conversation. His questions spurred me to think more deeply than I usually do about our shared craft. Take a peek and please comment if you wish!


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