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
Today, I feel like I have given birth – literally that is, to a new book. Lingering Shadows was signed off today with final content evaluation approvals. It will be sent to printers next week. Look for it at Amazon and Barnes & Noble websites within the next two weeks. Someone bring out the champagne and make a toast!
The book is approximately 400 pages, based on actual war events and dates. An historical novel created during the post-Civil War days, American families thrive to survive. The South is defeated and building up their severely crippled economy. Read how one young American family struggles through the challenges of everyday life as shadows linger after the war.
I promised myself that when I finished my newest book, I would start blogging again. It has been several months since I last did. Through circumstances, I finally finished the manuscript yesterday. It was more difficult this time as my mind was cluttered with worry. My mother has been in and out of the hospital with heart trouble this year. Her latest admission was on Sunday. She is having heart surgery on Thursday. The doctor said she might come home on Friday, if all goes well.
I realize our parents can not live forever, nor anybody else for that matter. It is discouraging at best to think my mother is reaching her final days. We put animals out of their misery, but we can’t physically put people to sleep and out of their pain. I acknowledge that we are not machines – we can not reverse the aging process. We simply do the best we can. I hope my mother’s health improves and she is here on earth for years to come, but that may be unrealistic. I have seen my mother improve some, only to be in a bed of pain the next day.
Truth is, I don’t know what the answer is. Maybe the surgery will strengthen her heart some, but I have to be cautious too. My mother is strong internally; she can take anything, I feel. But can I? That is the million-dollar question.
Lingering Shadows has been sent to the publishers today. It should be sent to the printers soon. There have been many interruptions and delays on this book due to family emergencies, personal illness and mother’s illness and hospitalization.
An historical novel, written with the American family in mind. There is pride in the American society, both North and South. Love of family and country, patriotism and tragedy are entailed in the story. Historical events and dates are true. Characters are fictitious.
Everyone deals with circumstances and negativity in life. The characters are comforted in that they have the warmth and love of their families to get them through the more challenging times. The Civil War left the country in devastation and destruction. Read how the main character, Benjamin Green, finds his way from a humble and modest beginning to become a self-made millionaire overnight.
A sequel to Glimpses of the Past, this is a must-read for historians and history buffs. The artwork is stunning inside and out, symbolic of the homes that were built during the Civil War era. Artist is Dannie Michelle Wright for front cover design, painting and sketches.
Please look for it online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble websites in the following weeks. There is a variety of topics for readers to enjoy – American history, politics, economics, romance and war-related issues. I promise you won’t put the book down until you have finished the book.
My newly released book, Glimpses of the Past; Heritage of the Old South, is available back online. I had to have it resubmitted due to a printing error. I am presently working on its sequel, Lingering Shadows. A story surrounding the devastation, tragedy and brutality of the Civil War, few historical novels have been written with such passion, love of family and country. You will not only cry a little, you will laugh with the author’s sense of humor and humanistic point of view.
Please place your order online today at http://www.authorhouse.com, http://www.elizabethaphilips.com, Amazon or Barnes & Nobles websites. In addition, you can click the icon in the left widget and it will take you to the website.
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.
Glimpses of the Past; Heritage to the Old South is a new historical novel, written with true events and dates. The characters are fictitious. An American family travel from Northern Virginia to New Orleans, Louisiana. Centered around the era of Civil War days with few books before it giving detail and sequence to a devastating time to this nation. It is a book to read if you love history or a history buff. Sketches are by artist Dannie Michelle Wright. Below is an original sketch for front cover design. Book should be released by Christmas or shortly afterwards.
With the latest publication last week, I feel like I have just given birth. I don’t mean to be funny, but it seemed that this book had more interruptions than with previous ones. I felt pushed for time, as if I had bitten off more than I could physically take. That is not good when writing should be for enjoyment, not a chore. With on-going medical treatments and tests, it was a wonder I got through at all. I think the physical fatigue is contributed to writing this book, plus the weather change. I admit there are other conditions, however, mentally my mind feels like taking a break right now from writing.
Looking through some of my genealogy, it is going take much effort and expense to locate the exact names and dates of distant relatives coming from Europe in the 1700’s. My mother supplied a good deal of information about the relatives living in this country five generations back. If I hadn’t promised my mother, I wouldn’t even consider writing an historical book of the family line. Maybe I should have listened to my aunt and wrote children’s books instead. Chuckle.
Anyway, hoping this Easter Sunday is a good one for everyone. It is suppose to rain, however, it helps with all the accumulated pollen on the ground. I will be at a book sale with my uncle tomorrow. He is a well-known artist and writer in the North Georgia area. That is where I got my interest in writing. Also, my mother is an historical researcher. Writing abilities are on both sides of the family. Peace, love and comfort to all for a Happy Easter.
I’m very excited today. The publishers called and said my new book, Shattered Dreams, is in final review before it goes to printers. That means, it is being checked for printer readiness and final review for content.
This makes me happy. I feel like I did when I published my very first book. This is my baby and I delivered it. Chuckle. I felt like I had given birth to a new creation then. Please toast with me to another book bit the dust today! 🙂
If you like lots of adventure, excitement packed with suspense and mystery, this is the novel for you – the readers! Something for everyone in mind. There is also the mysterious Egyptian pyramids, vampire-like dreams and danger. A brief history of the pyramids and the Nile River is given. Please see About the Book page for more detail on the book.
I hope everyone has a good week with lots of wonderful sunshine and beautiful clear skies. Our weather has turned a little cooler, but that is okay. Warm days are an indication of a long hot summer ahead. Many blessings as life’s journey continues!
I’m presently working on my sixth book and third novel. If you like the bizarre, the exotic and adventure, this is the book for you. It is filled with suspense with a time-element that illuminates past history as well as the present. This book takes you to Cairo, where a series of life-changing events take place in the main character’s life. Faced with circumstances in early childhood, she becomes aware of her destiny in a true to life chain of events. Shattered Dreams gives that effect of shattered dreams over a period of time. Look for it this spring.