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Listen as Hope reads selections from her books!

Against the Tide
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HOPE IRVIN MARSTON

AUTHOR OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS


Welcome!  I am glad you stopped by.  I'm Hope Irvin Marston, retired junior high teacher and library media specialist.  I live in Black River, New York, near Fort Drum and the Thousand Islands, with Heidi, my happy Bernese Mountain dog.

Since 1975 I have written a child's devotional book, a handful of photographic essays on large machinery, a local history for adults, two junior biographies, eight wild life picture books, an adult inspirational romance, an historical Scots book for young adults, and a local historical middle grade book that has been rewritten as a stage play.

I hope you will enjoy browsing my pages to get acquainted with me and my books.  Simply click on any of the links to the left to begin your adventure.

I'd love to hear from you.  Drop me a line using the form on the Contact Information page.


IT'S IDITAROD TIME!

2016 Iditarod Start

Saturday, March 5, 10 a.m.

Anchorage 4th & D Streets

2016 Iditarod Re-Start

Sunday, March 6, 2 p.m.

Willow Lake, Willow

The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is an annual 1000-mile race run in early March from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska.  Mushers and their dogs tear through jagged mountain ranges, frozen river, dense forest, desolate tundra and miles of windswept coast.  At least 6 dogs must be on the towline at the finish line.  The 2016 Iditarod Race begins in Anchorage on Saturday, March 5 at 10:00 a.m.  You can follow all of the action of this "Last Great Race on Earth" at www.iditarod.com.

Bob Renaud, illustrator of my book Eye on the Iditarod: Aisling’s Quest, has compiled a gallery of his artwork.  Be sure to visit Bob's Art Studio Page at the following link:

Bob Renaud's Art Studio

 

To find out what it takes to become an Iditarod musher, read Eye on the Iditarod: Aisling’s Quest, the autobiography of ten-year-old Aisling Shepherd.

 


Recent Photos


North Elementary School

Watertown, NY
April 17, 2015


North Elementary School

Watertown, NY
April 17, 2015


North Elementary School

Watertown, NY
April 17, 2015


North Elementary School

Watertown, NY
April 17, 2015


North Elementary School

Watertown, NY
April 17, 2015


North Elementary School

Watertown, NY
April 17, 2015


North Elementary School

Watertown, NY
April 17, 2015


Photo from the War of 1812 Symposium at
The Freight House in Ogdensburg on April 26, 2014.

This year I was invited to come and sell my book,
Sackets Harbor Powder Monkey.
It was my third year to attend.

Knowing the building is cold, I dressed in layers.
It was a busy day with seven informative presentations.

 I was impressed by this War of 1812 quilt.
 The man in the center is Major General Isaac Brock,
a key British officer during the early phases of the War of 1812.


My new friend Linda, a re-enactor at the
Sackets Harbor Bicentennial Celebration,
 and a fan of Sackets Harbor Powder Monkey – The War of 1812
August 3, 2013

 

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