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Divided Families and Newspaper Advertisements During the Civil War

Posted by Jocelyn Green on Feb 05, 2013 in | 7 Comments

Yesterday I received a fairly mangled piece of mail—not a car dealership ad, either, which would have been promptly recycled anyway. This was a tax document.

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Behind the Scenes: The Making of a Book Trailer

Posted by Jocelyn Green on Jan 31, 2013 in Behind the Books | 8 Comments

Publishing and promoting a book is definitely a team effort, and one of the teams whose work I am most fascinated by is the one who created this book trailer for Wedded to War, the first book in my Heroines Behind the Lines series! Take a look, below, and then read on for an interview with Phil Jacoby, creative...

Wedded to War Historic Sites of Washington City

Posted by Jocelyn Green on Jan 16, 2013 in Behind the Books, Travel Guides | 2 Comments

Last month I shared with you five historic sites of New York City that appear in my Civil war novel Wedded to War. Today, I want to take you to Washington, DC--or Washington City, as it was commonly referred to in 1861. There are many sites not on this list simply because the buildings no longer exist. My goal is to show you places both "then" and "now" that you can actually visit today. First,...

Wedded to War Historic Sites of New York City

Posted by Jocelyn Green on Dec 07, 2012 in Behind the Books, Travel Guides | 12 Comments

Monday, April 22, 1861 New York City When Charlotte and Alice told their mother they were taking the omnibus down Broadway, they weren't lying. They just didn't tell her where they would be getting off. There was simply no time for an argument today.

So begins Wedded to War--on one of the most famous and historic avenues in the world. In fact, many scenes in Wedded to War are set in locations you can still visit today. If you love history, this blog post highlighting...

Stop the Clock! Ten Tips for Time-Starved Writers

Posted by Jocelyn Green on Oct 17, 2012 in Writing | 31 Comments

by Jocelyn Green I should have...

My Book Baby: The Labor and Delivery Room

Posted by Jocelyn Green on Oct 10, 2012 in | 12 Comments

Last week, I turned in my second novel, Widow of Gettysburg, to the publisher. Whew!!!!!! Before I clean up my desk and get ready for the next book, I thought I would give you a glimpse into my office--which I also refer to as the labor and delivery room for my book baby. If you've ever wondered what a novelist's desk looks like, I offer you exhibit A. Take a good look, and then I'll explain.

Faith Deployed...Again Wins Silver Medal

Posted by Jocelyn Green on Oct 02, 2012 in | 0 Comments

Faith Deployed . . . Again: More Daily Encouragement for Military Wives (Moody 2011) was awarded the Silver Medal in the spiritual/religious category of the Military Writers Society of America Awards. The awards were presented at the...

Joy Comes in the Morning: My 9-11 Story

Posted by Jocelyn Green on Sep 11, 2012 in | 8 Comments

On Sept. 11, 2001, I was a 23-year-old single woman working in Washington, D.C., just eight blocks from the Capitol. We were in a staff meeting when the receptionist on duty burst into the conference room and blurted out, “They hit the Pentagon, you can see the smoke from the rooftop!” The woman beside me screamed (I learned later she knew a man who worked there), and I quietly fought the rising tide of panic swelling inside my chest.

Public transportation shut down and phone lines were scrambled. We were told another plane was headed for us (likely the one that crash landed in...

Please vote on the dress Liberty will wear on the book cover!

Posted by Jocelyn Green on Aug 30, 2012 in | 54 Comments

We are working on the book cover design for Widow of Gettysburg, and I'm collecting feedback on which dress the heroine should wear on the cover. I want you to help us decide! Please keep in mind that Liberty Holloway is a farm girl, twenty years old, so her fashions won't be as fancy as Charlotte Waverly's were in New York City, but we still want her to look nice. :) Liberty has black hair and sapphire blue eyes. Please tell me which dress you'd like to see her wear on the cover. (I'm sorry two of the captions are not appearing-one for the purple dress and one for the pink and...

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