Book Giveaway

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April is Confederate History Month

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”Marcus Garvey

It's finally April! Since I have a bad case of Spring Fever this year, I have been looking forward to watching the flowers and trees finally burst open and to getting my hands dirty in the garden.

But warm weather is not the only reason I am excited. April is also Confederate History Month, and I am really honored to help spread the word about this important component in our nation's history. I urge everyone to visit the Georgia Division Sons of Confederate Veterans' Confederate Heritage website for updates on events and proclamations, and to take some time to learn about those who helped shape this country.

One of the goals I had when writing my historical fiction novel, Shades of Gray, was to compel readers who really had no interest in the War Between the States (or those who had been taught a politically correct view) to want to learn more. That will be my goal this month as well over at my Jessica James blog. I will be posting throughout April on topics that focus on Confederate history, and hope you will stop by and take a look.

As I noted above, I will be giving away two signed copies of Shades of Gray and look forward to reading everyone's comments!


Christy Tillery French said...

Your books sound wonderful and congrats on the fantastic reviews and awards!


mindy said...

sounds fabulous and thanks for an amazing giveaway

Michele said...

Thank you for the great giveaway! I would love to read this book.

Christina said...

Love to have this.



techyone said...

This book sounds great. I'd love to read it.

Trish said...

would love to have this book for my kids!
-trish in atlanta

Mary said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. I would love to read it and possibly review it.

Kiki said...

I've recently been on trips to two well-known Civil War battlefields, Gettysburg and Antietam (Antietam was MY idea :) ) . I've found a renewed interest in the Civl War as an adult and would love a chance to win this book!

ParkingGoddessFTW at gmail dot com

BUSY BEE said...

I have not had the opportunity to read much historical fiction in the past. I would like to remedy that starting with this book.


watch4birds said...

I love historical fiction, but have a particular fondness for Civil War fiction. I also love books that feature a strong, rule-bending female heroine, which Shades of Gray features. I have it saved in my cart, but I can't quite afford the nearly $20 price on it yet - waiting for it to go down a tad!