Saving Home

Saving Home is a historical novel set during the English siege of St. Augustine in 1702. The story is told through the eyes of nine-year-old Luissa de Cueva and her friends, ten-year-old Diego de Las Alas and a Timucuan Indian girl named Junco. Based on meticulous research, Saving Home engages readers of all ages with descriptions of Spanish and Native American families seeking refuge for more than six weeks within the walls of the Castillo de San Marcos as St. Augustine goes up in flames and a battle rages around them. This exciting historical novel has messages about life, family, and what is important that will resonate with both the young and the young at heart.

Judy Lindquist

About Judy Lindquist (Orlando, Florida Author)

Judy Lindquist

Judy Lindquist is an award winning author of middle grades novels and a frequent presenter at schools and conferences. She is a 27-year elementary classroom teacher and an adjunct professor at the University of Central Florida where she has been teaching for 17 years.

Her first book, Saving Home, is on the recommended reading list for several Florida school districts. Her second book, Forcing Change, won the 2018 James J Horgan Award for an Outstanding Publication that Supports the Study of Florida History and Heritage. It also won the 2018 KidsShelfBooks Cover Art Award and was an Honorable Mention in the Royal Dragonfly Middle Grades Category. Both books are on her publishers Top Ten Best Sellers List. Her third book, Flower Power, was a second place winner in the Chapter Book division for the 2020 Purple Dragonfly Awards.

When not teaching or writing, Judy enjoys reading, cooking, gardening, traveling with her husband Jeff, and spending time with her two granddaughters, Ellie and Piper.

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