Welcome to day 4 of the Blog Tour! Lots of fun stuff today! Two interviews, a spotlight, the giveaway of course and 5 more songs! Lets jump right in!
6| Company I, 2nd South Caroline. Okay, y’all, this song is hilarious! And I can so hear my 32:7 Boys adapting this to their unit!
7| The Minstrel Boy. This one can be done jaunty or solemn. So I’ve provided my two favorite versions, one sung, (Union) and the other instrumental (Southern).
8| The Upidee Song. This song is another comedy pic and I just love it. All through the years, soldiers have complained about the buglers!
9| The Deep South. This song is actually a tribute piece and I enjoyed most of the album (I was thinking a couple tracks might have drums? I can’t remember, but I know I deleted a couple tracks off my laptop…). I loved the sound effects on this one!
10| Tenting Tonight. And last but not least, the song that inspired it all…
And now for the giveaway!
Hello everyone! So, this is day 3 of the tour. Midway! It’s crazy! And I can hardly believe this is happen even though it is! Okay, enough rambling. Today, I’m sharing five songs from A Song of Home’s Playlist and five more tomorrow! Hope you enjoy!
1| The North Carolina War Song. This is one of my very favorite songs from the War Between the States. It was the official song of the North Carolina soldiers and I am so grateful I found it!
2| God Will Defend the Right. This song talks about the righteousness of our cause and how God will always defend the right side.
3| Mother Would Comfort Me. This is a sad song, but so perfect to this story…it’s classified as a sentimental tune…just…yeah, really sad and sweet…
4| Brother Green. Another sad one and this one is actually a Union song. It’s the dying words of a soldier and I have a feel that both sides, as they often did, would adapt the words to work for their perspective.
5| Dunlap’s Creek. This is actually a hymn! The depth of the words and the tune are just so *heart eyes*!
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And today, we have a post from Brooklyn @bensshowersofblessings.blogspot.com!
And now for an exciting announcement…
A SONG OF HOME IS AT THE PRINTERS!!!!!!
That’s right! I finished it up today and sent it off…which is why the post it late XP Anyway, I’m so excited to share this book with all of you!
Hope you all have a Blessed Day!
Hello again! This week should hopefully make up for me not posting all month ? Today I have a few new things to share about A Song of Home!
So what do I mean by a few new things? Well, these are things I have never done in published work before. There are three new things total for us to discuss, so let’s dive in!
A Little Backstory…
When writing A Song of Home, I realized that part of my story needed to dip back into 1863. I had no idea how to pull this off until I remembered a lovely little technique called a Prologue. For those who don’t know, this is a “chapter before chapter 1”, which generally shares information that is important, but that takes place before your actual story starts. For me, I used it to transport the reader into the end of December 1863 and the very beginning of January 1864. The information is important, so don’t skip reading it before you jump into Chapter 1!
A Family Spotlight
I’ve mentioned here before that I have many Confederate ancestors. One of them makes an appearance in A Song of Home! His name is Joshua Bowman. He served in the 37th, N.C. Regiment under Gen. A.P. Hill and had quite the exhausting career in the military in his three years of service. But you’ll have to read the book to learn about that!
A Little Historical License
It’s no secret that in general I do not like people tampering with history to accommodate their stories. You should never sacrifice historical fact for a good plot twist. You make your story fit history, or you’ve deceived your readers. (You can read more about this here.) My opinion has not changed. However, I got an amazing and unique opportunity to tweak my story to accommodate a sad, but little known bit of history by inserting one of my characters into the shoes of a real person. The catch? No one knows the rank or identity of this historical hero. His name is lost to history. All we know is that he was a Confederate officer. Nothing more. I consulted others who shared my view to make sure I wasn’t taking too much liberty in having one of my characters represent him and they all encouraged me to go for it. A note about this is included in the back of the book.
Today’s Blog Stops
Laura Guenot@ beautifulthingsbylaura.com
Natalie Claire@ kenmorepines.wordpress.com
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And feel free to pre-order your copy of A Song of Home today! $14.00 + $3.00 S/H. Upon receiving your payment, a copy will be reserved for you! And if you would like to begin reading as soon as your payment is processed, I will gladly send you an eCopy of the story for you to enjoy until I receive my print copies!
That’s all for now! See you tomorrow!
Hello and welcome back to Life of Heritage Corner. I hope each of you is having a blessed Memorial Day. It’s definitely gonna be different, not going to the parade, but my family is amazing, making sure I have an awesome Memorial Day Birthday!
And as you can see from the title…A SONG OF HOME IS HERE!!!
Well, not exactly.
Let me explain.
So, the original plan was to release A Song of Home on Memorial Day. My timeline was perfect. Everything was falling into place. Then I got sick for three days with allergies. Three days that would have ensured that this book was already at the press by now. So, yeah, my timetable was upset.
I also got the opportunity to visit with my sister’s family over the past week. I was able to get progress done on my final polishing edits while there, thank God, but who wants to stay on a laptop all day when you have adorable little people asking you to play with them, hold them and randomly telling you they love you? Not me! I had a blast, loving on my littles and helping my sister and just getting an overall change of pace. It’s actually helped my editing.
So, one of the things I got finished while there was the cover for A Song of Home. The little tweaks to the back cover and all. Would you like to see it?
While I know a lot of authors have more glamorous covers, I have to admit, I really like the look of this cover. My sister was a huge help and my mom helped me settle on the right plantation house picture. Thanks, y’all!
Above, I mentioned something about a blog tour…
Yes, I decided to do one. And yes, I realize this is in the middle of a series…actually past the middle, but who’s counting? Anyway, some lovely friends of mine talked me into going ahead with it, so over the next five days, I will be posting their links here along with some something about A Song of Home here on the blog. Oh and did I mention there is a giveaway? One recipient will be gifted a set of all four of the books in The Battle for Heritage Series in eBook format! International friends are welcome! You can enter here!
So that wraps it up for the day!
Have a lovely day in the Lord!
PS. In Honor of this Most Blessed Holiday (that came about because of Southern Ladies following the War Between the States) I have linked my previous Memorial Day post below! Don’t forget to thank a Veteran!
Happy Memorial Day! (2018)
Christian. American. Southern. Author.
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