Saga of the Ages is in the making. It’s halfway written now. Different from any other historical novel, it is created with mystery and suspense. You as the reader will be led down a path of multiple murders, espionage and romance. The setting is in colonial times, during the American Revolutionary War Era. Some of the date and facts are true; the characters are fictitious. Artist – Dannie Michelle Wright
Lingering Shadows is coming along. A sequel of my latest book, Glimpses of the Past, it entails a love story, love of family and country, family tragedy and war at the same time. An historical novel created during the Civil War era, written for historians and history buffs in mind.
The manuscript is finished, but working on revisions. Too many delays during February – mother’s illness and hospitalization, family emergencies and personal illness – but I’m on the mend and writing again.
Sorry to be amiss for awhile. I miss blogging and hearing from others. Sometimes life throws things your way that you have no control over. Anyway, hope to have the manuscript submitted within two to three weeks to the publishers. Be on the lookout for it online at Amazon and Barnes & Nobles by the end of the month.
I am excited to announce that Glimpses of the Past; Heritage of the Old South has been released by the publishers today. It is already available online at Amazon in soft cover. Please check back on Barnes & Noble during the week. It will be available in soft cover, hard cover and e-Book (Kindle). Pricing varies according to website and free shipping with limited amount; 274 pages, an historical novel on events and dates of the American Civil War. Synopsis and description of the book:
Glimpses of the Past; Heritage of the Old South is an historical novel about the Old South during the Civil War. Few historical novels have presented the Old South in such a heartfelt manner with brutalities of the war.
The author brings tragedy, devastation and conflict to life in the characters. Families struggled to survive then. The war was significant to both the North and the South. The thresholds of the war are felt strongly even today.
The significant part of the main character was that he overcame the past to move forward in his life. Reminiscences of the past were less painful to him as he began to understand his purpose in life.
Read how a determined young man survived the Civil War days. Explore the depths of how determination and stamina helped him. Discover his secret of life’s accomplishments. Learn how he escaped the darkness within to grow beyond glimpses of the past.
Glimpses of the Past; Heritage of the Old South will be going to the printers sometime this week. It is down to the content evaluation. If it passes and approved, it will be sent to the printers. Few historical novels of the Civil War era have been written before with a heartfelt manner. Tragedies, love of family and patriotic duty are woven into the book. A must-read for historians and history bluffs. I will update when book goes to next stage, pricing and designs.
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After almost two years of promising my elderly mother that I would someday write a book about our family history, that someday has come. Initially, I had planned to combine several short stories into one book. After minimum research already, I come away with What have I gotten myself into? History gives a good piece of information, but it also contains written errors. Looking online at ancestry archives last night, I found flaws, according to details given by my mother and maternal grandmother.
I found that our family is derived from the largest family in America. All my family lineage comes from European descent. Part of my descendants are from Scotland. Notice I said part. Part of my family lineage is from England and another line is from Ireland. I am a mixture of all three families, like many other families in America. I am a descendant of the Hairston Clan. Originally coming to America in the mid-1700’s, they settled here in Pennsylvania from Europe. They settled into nine plantations over the Southern region: Virginia, North Carolina and Mississippi. One descendant of the Hairston family moved to Oklahoma in the 1800’s.
The research articles recorded a history rich in agriculture, plantations, cotton fields, livestock and slavery. That last part hurts. I am not African-American, but I am ashamed to say my descendants owned slaves to work their land. They were the wealthy landowners and prominent business owners. At one time, there were a total population of about 5,500 slaves recorded on all nine plantations. The Hairstons: An American Family in Black and White by author Henry Wiencek, featured on CBS News, described the reunion and kinship of both black and white members. The Hairston reunion organized in August, 1931, in North Carolina. The Hairston Clan was founded many years later to bring solidarity to family unity and kinship.
Though history may conflict with today’s standards, it is history no less. I believe embracing the past in unity, brings about healing for what our descendants did or did not do. We all have a past, no matter what we abhor or detest. One detail I do know. You can not undo history – it is a part of where we came from and our roots.