Posts Tagged ‘Kangaroo Kids’

Competitive what?

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

During November and December, to celebrate the release of Roped In,  I will be on a “Virtual Book Tour” and posting a series of blogs about jump rope.  Tour stops are listed on my webpage hereRoped In is a Karen Maxwell mystery (which means a detective novel  with humor rather than horror) that delves into the world of competitive jump rope.

Never heard of it? I hadn’t either until about ten years ago when my daughter Meg saw a jump rope team perform during halftime at a college basketball game. She was so excited by their skills and tricks that as soon as she got home, she immediately pulled out a jump rope and tried to jump while bouncing on a ball in the living room. I insisted that she learn how to jump rope without the ball first (and outside rather than in a room full of her grandmother’s antique furniture).  Meg Weidman jumps with her favorite prop

That was the start of our journey into the sport. (more…)

Jumping rope and signing books

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Not at the same time.

Meg’s hobby, sport, passion and biggest pastime these days is jump rope. When members of her precision jump rope team, the Kangaroo Kids learned that we’d written a book together, they invited us to hold a book signing during the group’s annual Holiday Hop. I’d really like for people to come out to the event this Saturday from 12-4 p.m. at the Glenwood Community Center in Cooksville, Maryland. But I don’t care if anyone buys our book. I want people to come see what these kids can do with a jump rope. (more…)