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Wedded to War launched, online bonuses offered!

Posted by Jocelyn Green on Jul 01, 2012 in | 0 Comments

Finally! Today is the official release date of my Civil War novel, Wedded to War! RiverNorth Fiction (an imprint of Moody Publishers) has been working feverishly this week to make sure things are ready for the big launch, and it has paid off! Thanks to them, we have three big online bonuses to offer you:

1) The Wedded to War book trailer.

I kid you not, everyone who has seen this has said it's the best book trailer they have ever seen--and I must agree with them! The actors and actresses reflect, for...

Limited Time Offer: FREE ebook of Wedded to War

Posted by Jocelyn Green on Jun 25, 2012 in | 0 Comments

If you have an ereader, this is your lucky week! From now until June 30, the ebook version of my Civil War historical, Wedded to War, is absolutely FREE! Download it and start reading almost instantly at any of these locations: Amazon.com ChristianBook.com...

Civil War Songs and Poems

Posted by Jocelyn Green on Jun 21, 2012 in Behind the Books, Civil War History | 0 Comments

Music is important to us. We use it to set the mood, lift our spirits, and teach, among other reasons. If we were to look at the most popular songs of America today, we’d get a sense of what is important to our culture, wouldn’t we? When writing historical fiction, we can do the same thing. Looking at the popular songs and poetry gives me a more robust flavor of the Civil War era, and helps me understand the mindsets of my characters better. Music was so much a part of life then (just as it is today) that some of the lyrics made their way into my novel, ...

A Review, an Interview, and a Column!

Posted by Jocelyn Green on Jun 01, 2012 in | 0 Comments

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Faith Deployed...Again Wins Selah Award!

Posted by Jocelyn Green on May 26, 2012 in | 0 Comments
IMG_5468 Faith Deployed...Again wins Selah Award! (See the award on the bottom left of the table.)

 

The 150th Anniversary of TAPS

Posted by Jocelyn Green on May 24, 2012 in | 1 Comment

A note from Jocelyn: Last summer, I visited Virginia's Peninsula to research my Civil War novel, Wedded to War. While there, I stayed with Linda Montgomery, the editor of ExcellentorPraiseworthy.org, the...

Web site launched for Stories of Faith and Courage from the Home Front!

Posted by Jocelyn Green on Apr 05, 2012 in | 0 Comments

As we quickly approach the release date of our new book, Stories of Faith and Courage from the Home Front, my co-author Karen Whiting and I have launched a Web site so you can get a sneak peek at what’s inside! We’ve named it...

Women's Fashion During the Civil War

Posted by Jocelyn Green on Apr 01, 2012 in | 10 Comments

Before I could write Wedded to War, I not only had to learn Civil War history, but what everyday life was like for women in the Victorian age. What did they eat? What did they do for fun? What did they wear? This last question was one of the most fascinating to find answers for. I am indebted to costume historian Tom Tierney for creating his Civil War Fashions Coloring Book and American Family of the Civil War Era paper dolls, both of which offer extremely detailed...

Who--Me? Write Fiction? Best Books for the Aspiring Novelist

Posted by Jocelyn Green on Apr 01, 2012 in Writing | 0 Comments

I’ve been a writer for as long as I can remember. But up until recently, it’s been solely nonfiction. So when I first got the bug to try writing a novel, the first thing I did was write to my fiction-writing friends and call my agent. “Am I crazy?” I asked. “Can I possibly make the switch from nonfiction to fiction? Because if you tell me it will never work, I’ll put the idea out of my head right now and just stick with what I know.” I meant it. But they all said the same...

The Real People Who Inspired Wedded to War

Posted by Jocelyn Green on Mar 15, 2012 in | 4 Comments

When people ask me where I get ideas for my novels, I tell them it’s pretty easy—history is already full of fascinating characters and dramatic events. Margaret Culkin Banning said it well:

“Fiction is not a dream, nor is it guesswork. It is imagining based on facts, and the facts must be accurate or the work of imagining will not stand up.”

Historical fiction is based on facts--and that includes people who lived during the time period. Today I’d like to share with you five real people who inspired my upcoming Civil War novel,...

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