Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Sisters That Changed History: Sarah & Angelina Grimke

Continuing our series of Sisters That Changed History, we're now brought to the antebellum era in the United States.

Although thirteen years apart, Sarah and Angelina Grimke were very close and became legends during their own lifetimes.

Sarah Grimke (Public Domain)

Sarah was born into the home of a wealthy South Carolina family on November 26, 1792. Her father was a prominent Charleston judge and a slaveholder. He was a strict disciplinarian who believed his children should learn hard work. As a result, he would often send them out to work among the slaves in the cotton and corn fields. Although we don’t know the exact instances, it must have been here that Sarah, as well as her younger sister, Angelina, saw something at a young age that made a very deep impression on them. It caused them to fiercely oppose slavery despite the contrary opinions of the rest of their family.

Read the rest of the article here.



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I'm also pleased to announce that Solve by Christmas is now available for pre-order! AND we have a fantastic pre-order bonus for you as well. 

Find it at your favorite ebook store or at





Thursday, July 20, 2017

Nazi Version of Titanic & Cover Reveal Invitation

This Tuesday on Stitches Through Time, my blogging buddy Terri Wangard shared a very interesting tidbit about a Nazi version of the Titanic movie. It was so interesting that I just HAD to share it.

http://stitchesthrutime.blogspot.com/2017/07/the-nazi-version-of-titanic.html

Cover Reveal COMING UP!!


I also wanted to let ya'll know that I will be releasing the cover for my new Christmas boo, Solve by Christmas, on Monday evening!

This goes along with an amazing Christmas in July extravaganza. There will be a FB party on Monday evening, and then we've got over 20 Christian Christmas books on sale for only $0.99 cents! It's going to be amazing, so I hope you'll stop by.

My new cover will be revealed between 9:30 -10:00pm EDT.
Here's the link
https://www.facebook.com/events/1710480295914160

You don't have to have a FB account to take advantage of the 99cent sale. I'll be sharing that link with you on the blog later (when it goes live) so that you don't miss it.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Last Chance to Enter the Christian Audiobook Giveaway!



Hey ya'll, the giveaway ends tonight, so be sure to get your entries in!

 
I’ve teamed up with 15+ fantastic Christian fiction authors to give away a huge collection of novels to 2 lucky winners, PLUS a Kindle Fire to the Grand Prize winner! 

You can win my novel The Swaddling Clothes, plus books from authors like Cara Putnam and Elizabeth Camden.

Enter the giveaway by clicking here: bit.ly/2sZgwGb

Good luck, and enjoy!

Monday, July 3, 2017

Sisters That Changed History: Mary & Elizabeth Tudor Part II and #giveaway

Last month we began with the elder half-sister, Mary Tudor. If you missed that post you can find it here:
http://www.hhhistory.com/2017/06/sisters-that-changed-history-mary.html
Elizabeth I as Princess
(Public Domain)
Elizabeth Tudor was the first and only child of Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn on September 7, 1533. The political uproar surrounding her birth and the marriage of her parents made her a celebrity before she was even born, especially when the physician and astrologer predictions failed and she was a daughter rather than the longed for son. This was especially a problem for Elizabeth’s mother since King Henry was willing to do almost anything to secure a male heir. 
 A comment by Venetian ambassador Giovanni Michiel intimates that Elizabeth looked much like her father, and for this reason, he favored her, despite her not being the anticipated prince. He claims this was the reason she was exalted above her half-sister and given the title of Princess of Wales. But this security was not to last. 

Read the rest of the article on the HHHistory blog!
 

Booksweeps Giveaway!

 
Today, I have a fun surprise that I’d like to share with you.

I’ve teamed up with 15+ fantastic Christian fiction authors to give away a huge collection of novels to 2 lucky winners, PLUS a Kindle Fire to the Grand Prize winner! 

You can win my novel The Swaddling Clothes, plus books from authors like Elizabeth Camden and Cara Putnam.

Enter the giveaway by clicking here: bit.ly/2sZgwGb
 

Friday, June 23, 2017

Bonuses, giveaways and parties, oh my!

Hello Friend!

I have several giveaways and parties to tell you about today, but first I am hoping you'll help us choose the pre-order bonus material for our upcoming release.

In September we're bringing you a whole new adventure set in Denver during the great blizzard of 1913. Detective Hollock and his crew will bring loads of fun and we hope you'll enjoy his tale. In the mean time, won't you tell us what you would like to see as a pre-order bonus?

There's so many good options to choose from that we're having a hard time making the decision. Should we host a virtual (not murder) mystery dinner that is exclusively for fans that pre-order? Or create a downloadable file fans can use for Christmas postcards and gift labels? Or how about an exclusive video with the author, editor or cover designer?

What would you like to see? Click here to cast your vote!
http://amberschamel.com/pre-order-specials.html

Giveaway News

There are several great giveaways going on around the net, so I've corraled a few of them for you.

Facebook Parties you won't want to miss!


 Next Thursday, June 29th we are throwing a Patriotic Christian Fiction Lover's Party! This is going to be a lot of fun with games, trivia and giveaways. You'll have a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card too!
Check it out here.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1688664428104438

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Sisters That Changed History: Mary & Anne Boleyn

Continuing the series on Sisters That Changed History, we explore Tudor Era England on the HHHistory Blog. 
 
Mary and Anne Boleyn were born during treacherous and changing times. Although these two sisters weren’t as close as the others we’ve been covering, their influence on history is just as strong.

Mary seems to have been the elder of the two, both children of Thomas Boleyn, the first Earl of Wiltshire and his wife, Lady Elizabeth Howard. Probably only two or three years older, Mary was brought up with Anne and their brother George in Kent, England. Their French governess prepared them for their later occupations as maids to a French queen. Their education consisted of basic principles of math, history, etc. but also included family genealogy, hunting, singing, and skills in running a house.


Read the full post HERE.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

A Special Thank You and a question

Hello, everyone!
I owe each and every one of you a very special thank you.I wanted to do this in as close to "in person" as I could, so I decided to make a video.
If the video doesn't show up in the post, you can view it here: 




Thank you to everyone who voted for Sam! If you would like a door hanger, shoot me an email at visionwriter2 at gmail dot com.

Here are a few interesting links for your weekend. 

Rachelle Rea Cobb joins STT for her Book Birthday Celebration with Giveaway

History of Spies in America on HHHistory.com

I'm looking for ideas and opinions on a new feature coming soon to my Author Newsletter! 

I'm going to be starting a new feature in my author Newsletter and I need suggestions for a name or headline for it.
I've been meeting a lot of amazing people lately. People who have inspired me and left me in wonder. But these extraordinary people are often labeled ordinary. Unsung heroes. In my newsletter, I'd like to feature some of these folks with a short tribute. Because these folks deserve a pat on the back and I think ya'll would be just as inspired by their stories as I am. 

So, two questions. Does this sound interesting to you?
And any suggestions on what to title this section?

If you're not yet subscribed to my newsletter, here's what's going on. In May, we're taking a trip to Ireland, Scotland and the British Isles! I'd love to take ya'll along with me, so I'm going to do so virtually. Get the inside scoop and pictures in my newsletter.
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