I meant to make this blog entry on June 5th, which was the date a year ago today that Lucia’s War made its entry into a turbulent world. Mary Anne Yarde of the Coffee Pot Book Club made a wonderful observation about Lucia – that she was a character who “dared to present herself to a world not ready for her” and it felt as if that was still the case at the launch!
I want to thank everyone who has supported this book on its journey and those who have reviewed it and spread the word. Strange to think of that Zoom launch at a time when we were all virtually confined to our homes. Strange also to think of a historical novel featuring a Black woman battling a racist order coming out when poor George Floyd was not yet cold in his grave. It was surely a strange, hard time. But then again, so was 1917-18.
It has not been easy for me to have time to write lately. I work full-time and have family and political commitments. But I want to share what I already have with you kind people. To that end, I am going to have a worldwide giveaway of four sets of my complete works:
A paperback copy of White Feathers
A paperback copy of Lucia’s War
A giveaway code for the audiobook of Unfortunate Stars.
I will put up the giveaway posts on my twitter and Facebook shortly, so keep an eye out 🙂