Former Journal Columnist Veronica MacDonald Ditko publishes book

Children’s Hawthorne history book launches
“A Rock Solid History of Hawthorne, New Jersey” explores history through rocks
Local author Veronica MacDonald Ditko is launching her first book entitled “A Rock Solid History of Hawthorne, New Jersey.” Children learn best through tangible objects like rocks. The book explores the history of Hawthorne, NJ through rocks and inspires school-aged youngsters to look at their surroundings, learn from what they can touch and see, and search for more.
The book runs through Prehistoric times to present day in Hawthorne with compelling language, photos, and go-get-em encouragement. Children will not even realize they are absorbing history and learning some earth science along the way. It is available on (see link below), as well as Bookends in Ridgewood and Shop Local by Rebel Child Designs in Hawthorne for $9.99.
Veronica will be present at the following upcoming events:
1.       Sunday September 9, Green Fair at the Hawthorne Farmers Market, 345 Lafayette Ave, Hawthorne, NJ, 9am-2pm
2.       Saturday September 22, Hawthorne Day, Hawthorne Historical Society table, corner of Wagaraw Road and May Street, Hawthorne, NJ, noon-5pm
The first 100 children to visit her table at each event will receive a complimentary pencil with “You Rock!” stamped on it.
Veronica has written many articles of local interest in New Jersey and worked for newspapers in Massachusetts and NJ, as well as mainstream, business and trade magazines. She is the face behind the longtime “An Accidental Anthropologist” blog which was also published in The Oakland Journal for many years. See more about her on Facebook at “Veronica MacDonald Ditko, Writer