The National Park Service turns 100 this year! Since it is offically Spring I urge everyone to get out an visit a local park or battlefield. Of course I love visiting the battlefields. There is nothing else that compares to the peace I feel when I step onto those hallowed grounds. Also on April 12th the 155th anniversaries of the Civil War begin starting at Fort Sumter and will end at Appomattox Court House in 2020 so plenty of time to visit one of the hundreds of battlefields on their anniversaries.
Okay since I can't wait until Monday I'm posting this today. The title for my new book is Savannah. Don't forget to add it to your goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29487725-savannah. Here is the blurb as well.
In the wake of reconstruction, tensions are still high throughout the former Confederate States as they rejoin the Union and heal. Women are in mourning and former soldiers are slowly finding their way home from the battlefields and prisons.
As a former Confederate prisoner of war, Phillip Anderson is on his way out west when he is forced to stop in the sleepy town of Savannah, Tennessee. Longing for a fresh start in St. Louis, he takes a job to make the money he needs to cross the Tennessee River. The town is the same as all the other towns he’s passed through on his journey west. What he doesn’t expect to find is a widow who is secretly still mad at her husband for dying.
Rachel married Colton Williams at the tender age of sixteen. Losing Colton at the Battle of Shiloh less than a year later filled her with anger. As the war comes to its devastating end, she finds the anger is still lodged in her heart. Every displaced soldier journeying through town tugs at her heartstrings as she tries to heal along with the nation. What she didn’t expect was one of those passing soldiers to find out about her anger at her dead husband.
Phillip and Rachel have both experienced extreme loss, but life has a way of healing even the deepest hurt and anger.
Two broken souls meeting in the dusty streets of
Outlining #book5! It's crazy how I don't do this first thing but I like to get one or two chapters done first then I outline. Normally it will switch and change as I write but this at least gets my thoughts in order. I can't wait to release the title on Monday!
Typed the rough draft of the blurb, why does this never get easier? I'm not sure if I love it or hate it. #authorproblems
Side note: I think I have the title. I'm going to think it over and hopefully by Monday I'll let everyone know.
Also my tentative release date is September 17. For those who don't know the Battle of Antietam was fought on September 17 and since Phillip was captured there, I thought it would only be fitting to release it on the anniversary.
I published my first book on August 27, 2013 and now I am currently working on my new book.