So, today ... I get to intro my own novella, Defending Truth. :-)
Michelle Ule has a nice interview article, and Marcia Gruver and Anna Urquhart have the same thing, but in a straight Q&A format. (Someone on Marcia's blog asked me to clarify my "righteous patriot and heathen British" statement, so that might be interesting if you have time.)
And look what I held in my hands for the first time this week!
This is my debut as a published author--Anna's as well. I've already shared the story of how I got my first contract, at last year's ACFW conference, and during the past week I've been amazed at the fulfillment of hope from a year ago. Other hopes fill my heart now, as I face attending ACFW again in just three weeks. What does God have for me this time?
But--on to the novella, and the lovely collection it's part of. Here's some fun trivia:
- I discovered a rather crucial typo just two days before receiving my first copies of the book. The Battle of Kings Mountain actually takes place in October 1780, not 1781 as the book says. Argh! How did this happen? It's right there, in the galley, in my own drafts, in the original proposal, for crying out loud ... and I never noticed. All I can figure is that I was so deep in finishing my full-length historical, which finishes up in September 1781, that I typed that year without thinking.
- Three female characters in the collection, across three different novellas, share the name Milly. :-) One is Truth's aunt, named after the real-life Milly (Millicent) Bledsoe, married to the real-life Loving Bledsoe.
- Truth's four younger siblings are loosely modeled after my own four younger children. Three of those read Defending Truth before I turned it in to my editor.
12 Days of A Pioneer Christmas
|Monday, August 19||12 Days of Christmas Introduction|
|Tuesday, August 20||Cynthia Hickey on cynthiahickey.blogspot.com|
|Wednesday, August 21||Kathleen Fuller on www.kathleenfuller.com|
|Thursday, August 22||Michelle Ule on michelleule.com|
|Friday, August 23||Marcia Garver on Yielded Quill|
|Saturday, August 24||Shannon McNear on www.shannonmcnear.com|
|Monday, August 26||Lauraine Snelling on michelleule.com|
|Tuesday, August 27||Kathleen Fuller on www.kathleenfuller.com|
|Wednesday, August 28||Vickie McDonough on www.shannonmcnear.com|
|Thursday, August 29||Anna Urquhart on The Silent Isle|
|Friday, August 30||Michelle Ule on Colonial Quills|
|Saturday, August 31||Michelle Ule on michelleule.com|
Sunday, September 1
A Pioneer Christmas Collection Release!!