Wanda Lynne Young writes about books for Yummy Mummy Club. Today she’s hosting an article I wrote describing five WWI novels that influenced my writing. Wanda is also a great publicist who has helped me get the word out about Unravelled.
Check out the other fine features and articles over at Yummy Mummy Club while you’re there.
Here’s a snippet from the article …
“A huge leap is required to turn your life upside down and do something completely different and I had a lot to learn about war. Beyond the usual internet sources and history books about those times, five novels stand out for the beauty of their writing, their evocation of sights and sounds and the tidbits of historical detail that are seamlessly woven into the stories …“
Unravelled: Two wars. Two affairs. One marriage.
Official release: September 19, 2013
I am thrilled to announce the following participants in a blog tour for UNRAVELLED which takes place from September 16 to October 5, 2013.
- SEPT 16 – Erin Eymard of The Bookworm’s Fancy will host my guest post on Researching Historical Fiction
- SEPT 17 – Wanda Lynne Young will host a giveaway for Unravelled on her website Bookalicious.
- SEPT 18 – I will be on David Lawlor’s History with a Twist, where he celebrates the bit players of history, with the topic WWI Women Were Heroes Too
- SEPT 19 – The Washington Independent Review of Books is hosting an article I’ve written on Top 10 Historical Fiction Authors
- SEPT 20 – Carol Wright of Dizzy C’s Little Book Blog will review Unravelled
- SEPT 21 – Deanna Raybourn, author of A Spear of Summer Grass and many other novels, has my post on Becoming a Historical Fiction Writer. Giveaway included.
- SEPT 21 – I’ve written a post about WWI Journals for Evangeline Holland’s Edwardian Promenade, a wonderful source of Edwardian history
- SEPT 22 – Tara Wagg at Boomda’s Little Corner (don’t you love that name) will review Unravelled and offer a giveaway copy
- SEPT 23 – Christy English, author of Love on a Midsummer Night, does a Q&A about my writing
- SEPT 24 – Sheilagh Lee is reviewing Unravelled on her blog Fear Not the Darkness and will also offer a giveaway
- SEPT 25 – Christy English returns with a book giveaway on her blog
- SEPT 26 – I’ll be talking about Becoming a Writer on Jenny Toney Quinlan’s blog Let Them Read Books
- SEPT 27 – Amy Bruno will publish my article Ingredients of Favorite Historical Fiction on her blog Passages to the Past
- SEPT 28 – Cyn Gagen will do a book review and giveaway on Creative Cynchronicity
- SEPT 29 – Jenn Annis reviews Unravelled as a guest blogger on Genuine Jenn and will offer a giveaway
- SEPT 30 – Wanda Lynne Young of Yummy Mummy Club’s Bookalicious hosts my article about books that influenced my writing
- OCT 1 – I will be guest posting on Helen Hollick’s blog Of History and Kings; Helen writes historical fiction and historical adventure
- OCT 5 – Meg Wessell will review Unravelled on her blog A Bookish Affair
I am truly honoured to have so many wonderful bloggers and authors take an interest in the release of Unravelled. Their blogs are full of interesting information on books, history, writing and other topics and I hope you will check them all out.
Some of you may have already seen the book cover for UNRAVELLED on either Twitter or Facebook, however, I want to make it official. Ta Da!!
The design is thanks to Jenny Toney Quinlan of Historical Editorial who has already done a terrific editing job for me. I think it’s enticing with just the right balance of bold and simple, a sense of poignancy and an immediate feeling for the era. But more importantly, what do you think?
Beyond the cover, I’ve picked a release date of September 19, 2013. Lots to do between then and now. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a successful launch and have many people to thank for their support and encouragement.
You can read the first two chapters of Unravelled here.
By the way, with the help of Wanda Lynne Young of Bookalicious my author pages are up on Goodreads and Facebook. If you have a Goodreads account, you can mark Unravelled in the ‘want to read’ category.