Wednesday, November 08, 2006


Proclamations is a short story that will be available from The Wild Rose Press on Friday, November 10th. It is a Civil War romance which was lots of fun to research and write.
A blurb? Sure, I've got a blurb. I suppose I was hoping that someone would ask me what the story's about. The War Between the States has been raging for two long years. In Virginia in 1863 Jolene Crane misses her fiancĂ©e, Nate, more than words can say. Every moment that she’s not busy taking care of household chores or working at the hospital, she’s consumed by her longing for the man who holds her heart.
When Abraham Lincoln signs a proclamation declaring the fourth Thursday in November a day to be celebrated joyfully and thankfully, Jolene is determined not to celebrate the day. After all, what has she got to be thankful for? And the only proclamations that come to mind have all to do with the losses they’ve suffered and little to do with celebrating.
But when a new wave of soldiers arrives at the hospital on the day before the holiday, Jolene just may find that she does, in fact, have something to celebrate.
Proclamations is available starting on the 10th at