For the past year, I’ve had a Civil War novel in the works. My first, but hopefully not my last. Though I never dreamed of the many countless hours of research required to gain adequate knowledge of the era, I’m so enjoying the process.
Today, I get to share some exciting news regarding this novel project. Though the manuscript is still in the writing process, I’m thrilled to announce I’ve recently signed a contract with Scrivenings Press for publication of this, my fourth novel! So mark your calendars! =)
Beyond These War-Torn Lands, is set to release August 3, 2021!
What a blessing from the Lord. May He alone receive the glory. It’s because of Him I write, and it’s ever my prayer that He will touch the hearts of readers through the spiritual truths woven within the stories He has entrusted me to write.
CIVIL WAR NOVEL RESEARCH
While my Prairie Sky Series required research of the time period, the majority of the storylines stemmed from my imagination. Beyond These War-Torn Lands, however, is steeped in actual historical events and personalities. Therefore, I’ve had loads of additional Civil War research to contend with.
Because I strive for historical accuracy on every page, I’ve had to ask lots of questions and research the smallest of details for this Civil War novel, such as:
How did soldiers salute and when?
What sort of insignia was used to designate soldier rank?
Was it rainy or sunny on a particular day?
These and hundreds of other questions slow the writing process, but are so vital in achieving a realistic story. And so intriguing! I often find myself so caught up in learning about the events of the times that I make little progress with my writing. LOL!
AN INSIDE GLIMPSE
A few months ago, I shared about the opening scene in the story at the Battle of Monocacy Junction. I hope you’ll take a moment to enjoy this glimpse into the upcoming novel.
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I sometimes go and check historical facts when a topic really interests me. I am so interested in learning more about the Civil War Era. The first movie that I saw was “Gone With The Wind.” I think that is why this era really fascinates me. I have been to Gettysburg, PA and bought a book about a woman who was baking bread in her home and got shot during the war. So sad. Then I read ridiculous articles that people would picnic watching battles. How terrible to be so complacent and uncaring about people’s lives. So sad!
Yes, that was true about the spectators watching. And you’re right. There were a lot of sad scenarios during that time period. Lots of innocent lives lost. But it was also a time rife with heroics, which I hope to convey in my upcoming novel. =)
I am so looking forward to your next book!
Thanks, Linda! I pray you’ll be blessed in reading it. I’ll just be thankful to finish writing it. LOL!
Looking forward to finding out more about that time, I love the film Shenandoah, not only has it got my favourite Jimmy Stewart but it shows how the Civil War was so devastating for families, all the best with your research, blessings.
Yes, a good movie, Ann! Jimmy is my favorite too! =) Thanks! Blessings to you too!
Your new book sounds like a great read, I love books from the Civil War Era! Thank you so much for making History more fun for me, when I was in school, History was not one of my favorite subjects, but authors like you make History fun for me and for that I Thank you. Have a Great week and stay safe. God Bless you.
Aah! That’s so good to hear, Alicia! I’m glad history is becoming fun for you. I love learning about the past and hope you’ll be blessed by Beyond These War-Torn Lands. Blessings!
Woohoo! So excited for you!
Thanks so much, Kelly! I’m excited too! =)