Pulling a Dickens

I’ve been slowly working on a book set in the American Civil War and it’s immediate aftermath (the “reconstruction”). I decided to try releasing semi-monthly serial installments as Amazon “short reads”. I just released the first volume, “Caught by the Blue-Coats.”

The eventual goal is to write a series of 5-10 volumes, and then bind them up as a final work.
In the meantime, here’s the book’s blurb.

1864, Atlanta has fallen and the vandal hordes of Yankee mudsills are spreading through Georgia on their way to the sea. What is a patriotic young Southern woman, like Mary Cummings, to do? Stain herself dark brown with walnut juice and spy on them, of course. The trouble with walnut juice is that it doesn’t wash off. Normally, time would clear Mary’s skin, but she doesn’t have time. A detachment of union cavalry is on the way to her plantation outside of Covington.

Author: Amelia

A mild-mannered professor of computer science in real-life, I remove my glasses in the evening to become, well, a mild-mannered author in my alternate reality. I mostly write sweet romantic fiction, although with an occasional science-fiction or paranormal angle thrown in. I have interests in history, mathematics (D'oh), and cryptography. I'm also something of an Anglophile, and know that country pretty well. In addition to writing, research, and more writing, I volunteer with the scouts. I'm something of a nature-nut, enjoying long walks in the country with almost ultra-light gear, boating, and identifying wildlife.

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