Catherine McGrew Jaime

Biography

Homeschool Mom of 12, Historian, and Author

Smashwords Interview

What have you been up to lately, and what are you working on next?
I'm just finishing up an economics textbook, and then I look forward to starting the fourth novel in my Life and Travels of da Vinci series. So far I've been averaging about one novel per year on da Vinci. I don't know how long the series will be when I finish it, since the first two books, Leonardo the Florentine and Leonardo: Masterpieces in Milan each covered decades of his life, and the latest one, Leonardo: To Mantua and Beyond, only covered six months of his life.
Who are your favorite authors?
I love to read and write historical fiction, so not surprisingly my favorite author is Jeff Shaara. His are among the few books that I will actually rush out and pay full price for when they come out. I think historical fiction is a great way to learn about history, and I hope that my historical novels will succeed in having even a portion of the influence on others that Shaara's have had on me.
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Books

A Brief Financial History of the United States
Series: Economics Simply Put. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,400. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Economics
This book is an annotated timeline of the financial history of the U.S. But, don’t worry, I use footnotes liberally – I had to look up many of these financial expressions, people, events, and terms, and I share that information throughout the book. Warning: This book is written by a fiscal conservative, and it clearly shows!
Sharing Shakespeare With Students
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,040. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
The e-book has been updated to include a link to a pdf containing almost 100 pages of additional Shakespeare resources created by the author, that can be printed as desired. This book contains what you need to get started: An Introduction to Sharing Shakespeare A List of Recommended Books & Videos Brief History/Timeline of Shakespeare Quotes and Notes on each play And More
Organized Ramblings: Home Education From A to Z
Series: Helps from a Homeschool Mom of 12. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 42,540. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Home schooling
Are you a new homeschooler looking for answers to questions? Are you an experienced homeschooler in danger of burning out? Catherine, Mom of 12, has words of encouragement for each of you. With 29 years of homeschooling experience, she has seen much, cried much, and lived to share her experiences with you. She doesn't have all the answers -- but she is happy to share her experiences & stories.
Understanding the U.S. Constitution
Series: Simply Put: Civics Lessons · 1787 and the Philadelphia Convention. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,170. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » US Constitution
Whether you are wanting to learn more about the U.S. Constitution for your own purposes, or to teach a class, this book will be helpful to you. Catherine has been studying the Constitution for years -- its history, its importance, its tie to other historical documents. Here she gives you everything you need to start learning (or teaching) the U.S. Constitution!
A Brief Introduction to the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,820. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Lots of great information on the men (and woman...and baby...and dog...) who made the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Whether you are a history buff or just curious to know a little more about this important expedition, you are bound to enjoy the stories of this diverse group as they headed to the Pacific Ocean and back.
An American Looks at Wuerzburg, Germany
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,630. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
This informative book can serve to introduce you to the fascinating city of Wuerzburg, Germany, or to help you understand the history behind the sites you are seeing. The book includes an annotated guide to the city's history, an alphabetical guide to the sites and people, and an in-depth look at the Residenz.
A Trial of A Trial (A Mock Trial Story)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,020. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
Mock Trial, or Youth Judicial as it is sometimes called, is one of the most enjoyable, and beneficial events that my children have participated in over the years. As the coach, I enjoy Mock Trial immensely, and my goal is to have my students enjoy it as well. This story is meant to be an example of how a "Mock Trial" might go.
A Brief History of New York City
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,040. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
New York City -- what a city, what a history! If it happened anywhere in America, it probably happened in New York City. Reading the history of this city is fascinating and exciting, as if watching the people and the events, that traveled through the region and across the years. This little ebook is an annotated timeline of the major events of this incredible city.
Leonardo the Florentine
Series: The Travels of da Vinci, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,050. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
Who are the Medici brothers? Who is trying to assassinate them? Why was the Pitti Palace never completed? And what part does Leonardo play in all of this? Leonardo da Vinci is remembered as an artist and inventor. But who was he before anyone knew his name? This family-friendly novel explores the history and legends of his early years in Florence. It also weaves a mystery of politics and power.

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