Kathleen Reid is a freelance writer who lives in Richmond, Virginia with her husband and two teenage daughters. A history major at Mount Holyoke College, she has always had a passion for learning about world leaders past and present. After years in corporate marketing in Washington, DC and New York City, she began writing full-time. Her time as a tourguide for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts inspired her to write a children s book, Magical Mondays, which was enthusiastically endorsed by the former First Lady of Virginia. She has written two novels, Paris Match and A Page Out of Life. She has also written articles for such publications as Southern Living, Richmond Surroundings and Flower Magazine as well as Richmond.com. This is her first young adult novel.
I admit that when I first saw this book, I thought it was about social media -- perhaps an analysis of the phenomenon of social networking through the lens of the life of our third president, akin to Hamlet's BlackBerry: Building a Good Life in the Digital Age. I was wrong. What this is, is a young adult-directed biography of Jefferson, enhanced and perhaps made more "relevant" for modern readers by showing how Mr. Jefferson might have posted or tweeted about various events … more