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November 25, 2008

Williamsburg author to sign young adult books at WILLIAMSBURG Booksellers throughout Thanksgiving weekend

Williamsburg author Jennifer Susannah Devore will sign her latest book, “Savannah of Williamsburg: Ben Franklin, Freedom & Freedom of the Press, Virginia 1735” during the Thanksgiving weekend at Williamsburg Booksellers, 101 Visitor Center Dr. The book signings will be held 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, 4 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 29 and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30.

“Savannah of Williamsburg: Ben Franklin, Freedom & Freedom of the Press, Virginia 1735” is the third book in the “Savannah Squirrel Series of Books.” A series of historical fiction and fantasy, “Savannah of Williamsburg” brings adventure and early American history together as it ties Williamsburg and its influence to all the colonies’ wildest events and people.

The third book in the series is another exciting adventure through history. The American colonies are thriving in 1735 and major issues are confronting the colonists. Slavery is challenged by Miss Savannah Squirrel and her pals after her oldest and dearest friend, Anthony, a free black and successful Williamsburg merchant, is impacted. The stakes also are high for Philadelphia’s young Ben Franklin as he secretly plots to influence the outcome of one of the most important trials in American history, taking place in New York: the John Peter Zenger Trial. Freedom of the press is at stake and the verdict will affect the colonies’ road to independence.

“Savannah of Williamsburg: Ben Franklin, Freedom & Freedom of the Press, Virginia 1735” costs $15.95 and is published by Kramerica International Media, LLC.

Devore resides in Williamsburg with her husband and their three pets. The author and her husband, a filmmaker, director and visual media specialist, moved to the East Coast from their native Orange County, Calif., specifically to explore the vast history of the mid-Atlantic, and Williamsburg in particular.

Established in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational institution that preserves and operates the restored 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia as a town-sized living history museum, telling the inspirational stories of our nation’s founding men and women. Within the restored and reconstructed buildings, historic interpreters, attired as colonial men and women from slaves to shopkeepers to soldiers, relate stories of colonial Virginia society and culture — stories of our journey to become Americans – while historic tradespeople research, demonstrate and preserve the 18th-century world of work and industry. As Colonial Williamsburg interprets life in the time of the American Revolution for its guests, it also invites them to interact with history. “Revolutionary City®” -- a daily dramatic live street theater presentation -- is a 2008 Rand McNally Best-of-the-Road™ Editor’s Pick. Williamsburg is located in Virginia’s Tidewater region, 20 minutes from Newport News, within an hour’s drive of Richmond and Norfolk, and 150 miles south of Washington, D.C., off Interstate 64. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s Web site at

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