Sunday, December 30, 2012

Chances To Win!

There are still three opportunities to win a copy of BLACK and WHITE and DEAD ALL OVER. Two chances end in nine hours. Get your entries in soon!

Check out the following blogs to enter.

The Ramblings of a Toddler's Mom

A Write To Review

Novel Creativity

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Virtual Book Tour Comes To An End

I've reached the end of my Virtual Book Tour for BLACK and WHITE and DEAD ALL OVER.  I wanted to take a brief moment to thank all of the bloggers who participated in the book tour.  All of your kind words were greatly appreciated.  I also want to say a special "thanks" to Sage from Sage's Blog Tours for the work that she did to get the tour arranged.


Don't forget that there are still some chances out there to win a copy of the book.  Check out the following blogs to enter.

The Ramblings of a Toddler's Mom

A Write To Review

Novel Creativity

One final note, check back here on my blog on January 1, 2013.  The final artwork for the cover of the next book in the Brian Wilder series, Deadlines, will be revealed.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Freedom Didn't Necessarily Mean Equality

Recently, my wife and I went to see the new Steven Speilberg movie, Lincoln. If, by the way, you haven't seen it, Lincoln is a fantastic movie which I would highly recommend. The movie is based in part on a book called Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin. After seeing the movie, I felt compelled to read the book. I haven't finished the book yet, but it has been a excellent read thus far. However, it did open my eyes to some new aspects of this country's past. Now, I know a thing or two about the past, and the Civil War in particular. I know about the struggle between the north and the south over slavery in this country. But, Team of Rivals helped to enlighten me on one or two points.

At that time, there were those who were fighting to free slaves, and those who wanted to not only keep slaves, but expand slavery to other parts of the country. The ongoing controversy had been going on for years before the Civil War ever began. Members of Congress waged war through words over and over again, one side denouncing slavery, and the other demanding that the institution of slavery be left alone. Abolitionists cried again and again for the release of all slaves so that they may live free.

Sunset at 42,000 feet

I wanted to share this photo that I took yesterday evening while flying home from South Dakota.  We were at 42,000 feet and the sunset was magnificent.  There's no need to worry.  My iPhone was in airplane mode, so I didn't interfere with the plane's operation.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Virtual Book Tour Kicks Off!

Today is the kick-off of my Virtual Book Tour for BLACK and WHITE and DEAD ALL OVER. The tour runs from now until December 27th. Join me for three weeks of reviews, interviews, and giveaways, courtesy of Sage's Blog Tours

If you haven't picked up a copy of my book yet, you will have five chances during the tour to win a copy.  Just follow the tour and watch for the blogs with giveaways.

Here is the schedule for the BLACK and WHITE and DEAD ALL OVER Virtual Book Tour.

December 6th - Devoted Mommy of 3 
December 8th - my name is: Sage  
December 10th - Aspired Writer 
December 11th - Broad-Minded Books 
December 13th - Books and Swoons 
December 14th - Crunchy Farm Baby
December 15th - Anita Book
December 17th - The Book Knoll
December 18th - Alive on the Shelves
December 19th - The Ramblings of a Toddler’s Mom 
December 20th - A Write to Review
December 22nd - Novel Creativity  
December 24th - Beagle Book Space
December 25th - Bookwork Babblings
December 27th - Silver’s Reviews