October 30, 2017 – This week, our time machine bolts on its studded snow tires for a freezing journey to the North Pole — a trip we’ll make long before GPS, cell phones, or Gortex gloves — with Gilded Age explorers aboard the schooner USS Jeannette. Returning to the show are husband-and-wife writing team Rich Wallace and Sandra Neil Wallace. They last joined us to discuss their book Blood Brother: Jonathan Daniels and His Sacrifice for Civil Rights. You can hear that chat in our archives at HistoryAuthor.com, or wherever you’re listening.
Their book today is a world away from the sweltering Alabama heat of the 1960s. It’s Bound by Ice: A True North Pole Survival Story, and it’s aimed at readers nine to eighteen years of age, although I enjoyed it even at a good distance beyond my high school graduation.
You’ve seen Sandra’s work as a news anchor and ESPN sportscaster, and Rich has written over three dozen novels for children and teens, including such as Babe Conquers the World co-written with Sandra. The Young Adult Library Services Association named his novel Wrestling Sturbridge, one of the 100 Best of the Best for the Twenty-First Century.
You can visit our guests at SandraNeilWallace.com, and RichWallaceBooks.com, and follow them on Twitter @SandraNWallace and @RWallaceBooks.