I just saw my first customer review of The Pride of the King on Amazon today. Many thanks to qubbie for a great review!
Well I submitted the article on the use of Absinthe and Laudanum in Early America to Ezine articles which they promptly refused to post because it is promoting alcohol. OK........way to read and evaluate your articles Ezine.
I also just finished another article entitled A Writers Guide: Absinthe and Laudanum. It has been posted on my site and will be published shortly on Ezinearticles.com.
Learning to use Twitter....and I am not sure what I am doing. For all of you in other parts of the country, Twitter has yet to catch on in Minnesota, maybe even the Midwest. I am friends with loads of people on Facebook and none of them use Twitter yet. Many of them are pretty techn0savvy too sooooo we will get there someday, but for now I am the trail blazer.
I just finished writing an article a few days ago entitled People with Disabilities in Colonial America. It was published on Ezinearticles.com. I have added it to my website because it pertains directly to the characters in The Pride of the King. The crew, and on a broader scale, all of the members of The Pride of the King had a disability of some kind. This article gives short overview of how people with disabilities were viewed and treated in Early America. Material is definitely scant on the subject.
Oh boy, Maddie, The Caine Mutiny. That is another one on my list too. Humphrey Bogart made the movie and was nominated for an Oscar. That is one to watch and to read. And yes I think Mitchner slows down at the end cause he brings the novel up to the present day and I think he gets bored. He prefers his history.
More new book updates. Since I am going to Hawaii. I recently read two Hawaii related novels. James Mitchner's Hawaii and From Here to Eternity. They were both terrific. I have noticed a trend with Mitchner. His novels are actually four or five separate books in chronological order. I can tell he taught history. What a great way to learn about an area before visiting. The movie was not as good as the book. Next in line was From Here to Eternity. It was handy to read since it was on my list of librarian's books of the 20th Century (so I could check it off) and it was set in Hawaii. This too was an excellent read but less about Hawaii and Pearl Harbor than I hoped. It was more about military life which ordinarily would be a snoozer for me, but it was NOT! What an excellent book. Did he win the Pulitzer for that? He should have. That's all for now. I am off to read Winesburg Ohio, also on my lib. list.
Amanda Hughes, author of Historical Adventures blogs about her reading, her writing, her appearances and even a few recipes!