Hardbacks at Barnes & Noble

Now find the Stonebridge Ghost Tales series in library 6×9 casebound hardback online at Barnes & Noble. Click the following titles to read about each title and to find sales links: THE GHOST OF STONEBRIDGE LANE | THE GHOST OF THE FROZEN NORTH | THE GHOSTS OF STONY MANOR |


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Stratford High Softball Team Heads to Regional Tourney

20160428softballrunnerup2tnThe Stratford High School Lady Bulldogs softball team defeated Hobart and Chisholm during regional tournament play on April 28th (2016) to advance to the Class 4A State Tournament to be held on May 2nd (2016).

20160428softballflycatch2tnMadison catches a fly ball, during the Stratford versus Sulphur high school slow pitch softball match.

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Stratford Slow Pitch Softball

20160323slowpitchcatchThe 2016 Slow Pitch Softball season has started and the Stratford softball team is rated 6 in class 4A. They play this week in the Beast of the East Softball Tournament in Stonewall competing against teams rated in the top ten. Pictured: Madison Gaines catches a fly ball during the Rattan Festival over spring break.

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Stratford High School 2015 Hanging of the Green

madisonschoolxmas20151208medOn December 8th of 2015, Stratford High School celebrated the Christmas Holiday with the annual Hanging of the Green ceremony. Madison represented the Stratford 4-H Club and her escort, Lane Martin, represented the Stratford FFA Chapter.

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Garvin County 2015 4-H Banquet

garvincty4h2015awards1200x1200On October 12 of 2015, Madison attended the annual Garvin County 4-H Banquet, where she received medals in Citizenship and Achievement. She was presented with her 4-H Hall of Fame Picture. She is standing with other Stratford 4-H members who received awards.

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Pauls Valley Rotary Club RYLA 2015

ryla2015rotaryclub1200x1200On October 9th of 2015, Madison spoke to the Pauls Valley Rotary Club regarding the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)  2015 camp.

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Stratford Lady Bulldogs Softball Team 2015

fastpitchregionalchampion2015On October 2 of 2015, Stratford High School Lady Bulldogs Softball team won their regional tournament to qualify for their first ever appearance in the state softball tournament. Madison’s fly ball catch during the regional softball tournament against Hobart helped cinch the win to qualify for the state tournament. Then on October 8 of 2015, Stratford High School Fast Pitch Softball team made its first appearance in Class 2A softball state tournament held at Hall of Fame Stadium. Stratford faced local rival Latta. Although Latta won the game, the Stratford team played with integrity and heart.

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Stonebridge Books Donated to Library

stonebridgelibrarydonation1200x1200Madison Gaines donated hardback copies of her illustrated books from the Stonebridge Ghost Tales trilogy to her local library, the Chandler Watts Library in Stratford. Teresia Harrison is the librarian. Click here to read about the books and to find sales links….

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Stonebridge Ghost Tales named 2015 Moonbeams Awards Silver Winner

moonbeamwinners300x440The Stonebridge Ghost Tales juvenile fantasy series, written by Roberta Hoffer and illustrated by Madison Gaines (released by Dragonfly Publishing, Inc.), has been named the Silver Award Winner for Best Chapter Book Series in the 2015 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards. [Click here for a complete list of 2015 winners.] The series includes: THE GHOST OF STONEBRIDGE LANE (Book I), THE GHOST OF THE FROZEN NORTH (Book II), and the GHOSTS OF STONY MANOR (Book III). Read the series in ebook (Kindle and EPUB), paperback, and hardback. Click on the above titles to read more and to find sales links.

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Stratford Lady Bulldogs Softball Champs

mad20150822wtrophymedThe currently undefeated Stratford High School Fast Pitch Softball team defeated Wynnewood on August 22nd (2015), becoming the Stratford Tournament Champions.

Madison Gaines is playing in the outfield, since suffering a shoulder injury which has limited her ability to pitch. Not being on the mound has been a big adjustment during her senior year. The Lady Bulldogs are looking forward to a great season and more tournament wins.

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