Sunday, November 25, 2012

praise for authentic African-American voice during civil rights movement

So honored today to recieve a note from Alma ( Mrs. Colin) Powell endorsing MARCH WITH ME. What especially touched me was that she thought I must have been there because it was so "realistic and authentic". I work very hard on my researching and her comments were a great reward. She's the second African-American to say my voice was "authentic". Touched my heart! MARCH WITH ME will be released on March 15, 2013.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

racism/racial reconciliation/desegregation for African-Americans - all part of the new contest

Here's a question from my research for MARCH WITH ME. What important civil rights events occured on this date - Nov. 14th, 1960?  Leave a comment on this post to give your answer.  Of those who guess correctly, one will win a $10 gift certificate for

Saturday, November 10, 2012

next contest: gift card

I hereby declare the first contest over. Joyce Gilmer is the lucky winner of not only a copy of FREEDOM BOUND but also the gift card because she knew that TODAY is the birthday of the UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS. Thanks to all Marines for their service, including my husband & brother during Vietnam and our son in Iraq.
To get YOUR free copy of FREEDOM BOUND if you signed up to my blog, you must email me at with your mailing address. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT or I won't know where to send your book.
Next contest in about a week and the prize will be a $10 gift card.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Great cover about civil rights movement

Darron Moore, talented graphic designer, did a great job depicting race relations and the civil rights movement for the cover of my next book, MARCH WITH ME, that begins with the Children's March in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963. I love this cover! What do YOU think?

Thursday, November 8, 2012

ATTENTION: All who signed up for contest

OK, everyone who signed up to get a free copy of FREEDOM BOUND and a chance for an gift certificate - unless you went to the top and clicked "Join this site" and when the menu came up you clicked "Follow Publically" - I have no way of knowing you signed up. Don't click to follow by email if you want to be in the contest. I don't know who you are. If that's what you did, please redo as per the above instructions. There's going to be another contest soon for an gift card so it's worth your effort. Honest.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

more contests ahead for gift certificates

Just two more days for this contest to get free signed copy of award-winning FREEDOM BOUND historical fiction. Be sure to sign in publically at "Join this site" in upper rt. hand corner so I have your name. Next contest to be announced soon. Prize will be gift certificate. Open to all who sign in on my blog. ( Come on down!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Lots of Giveaways

Just one more week for this contest - sign up to follow my blog (publicly so I know, please) - and you win a signed copy of award-winning "Freedom Bound" & 1st one to identify which branch of the U.S. services has a birthday on the deadline - Nov. 10th -wins a $10 gift certificate.
AND I just thought of another contest to start after that for another $10 gift certificate. So, you'd better sign up soon.