Friday, September 26, 2014

Author Acrostic ♥ Darlene Beck Jacobson

Big congrats to Darlene Beck Jacobson on her debut novel, Wheels of Change!

Racial intolerance, social change, and sweeping progress make 1908 Washington, D.C., a turbulent place to grow up in for 12-year-old Emily Soper. For Emily, life in Papa’s carriage barn is magic, and she's more at home hearing the symphony of the blacksmith’s hammer than trying to conform to the proper expectations of young ladies. When Papa’s livelihood is threatened by racist neighbors and horsepower of a different sort, Emily faces changes she'd never imagined, and strives to save Papa’s business--even if it means going all the way to the White House.

Watching what goes on in the barn is my favorite pastime.
Henry, Papa’s blacksmith, can make iron sing.
Erecting beautiful carriages is Papa’s business.
Every carriage Papa makes is a work of art.
Learning to be a proper lady is harder than bending iron.
Still, Mama tries to teach me lady-like ways.

Obsolete! Beatrice Peabody has the nerve to say that about Papa’s carriages.
Fear and ignorance make some folks do terrible things.

Charlie, my best friend, doesn’t think it’s dumb that I want to be a blacksmith.
He and I do lots of things that make Mama frown.
Automobiles are coming!
Nothing is going to be the same. G ot to find a way to save Papa’s business.
Ever wish you could stop the world from changing?

Hop on over to the next blog on the tour stop, my co-author extraordinaire, Charlotte Bennardo!


  1. This came out great...I love the Acrostic form and really am going to do more with it in the future. Thanks so much for having me on your blog Nat! xo

    1. Anytime, dahlink! I love your book--and the trailer is awesome! ♥