Jocelyn Green’s second novel in the Heroines Behind the Lines series, Widow of Gettysburg, officially released this week! Her first novel, Wedded to War, was recently nominated as a finalist for a Christy Award in two categories. We were excited for an opportunity to ask her some questions and have her share about her background, inspirations, insights, characters, and more. Take a look:
How did you get started writing? When and why did you decide to start writing fiction?
I always knew I wanted to be a writer, from the time I could first hold a pencil. I wrote captions in my coloring books to tell the story. So choosing to major in English in college was a natural for me. After college I was an editor at a nonprofit on Capitol Hill for a few years, then I married my Coast Guard officer husband and we moved to Alaska. At that point, I began freelance journalism, which became a full-time job for several years. It was also in Alaska that I came up with the idea for my first book, a devotional for military wives. I needed one myself, so decided to recruit several other military wives from other branches, and Faith Deployed was born in 2008 (to make a long story short).
To be honest, I never thought I would write fiction because I didn’t think I had any new stories to offer. But when I was conducting research for my nonfiction book, Stories of Faith and Courage from the Home Front, I came across so much inspiring material, I began to consider the possibility of depicting the stories through historical fiction. Continue reading / Leave a comment…
As you can see, we’ve made quite a few changes to our little corner of the Internet. In the future, you can expect to see posts from us at least three times a week. We’ll be sharing interviews with authors, giveaways, and plenty of insights into the world of fiction– along with much more. We’re excited to connect with our authors, readers, and friends through a sleeker site and on a more consistent basis.
To celebrate, we’re giving something away every week in the month of May!
May Giveaway 1:
For the rest of this week and next (May 1-10, 2013) We are giving away 10 copies of the just-released Widow of Gettysburg by Jocelyn Green.
To enter the contest, follow these three simple steps:
UPDATED: The original Step 2 has been removed. Just follow the remaining instructions below!
1) “Like” our page on Facebook (if you already do, no to need like it again).
2) “Share” this Facebook post (“New Website and Book Giveaway!”) on your own Facebook timeline. UPDATE: Make sure you click “Share” on our post on Facebook so we can track who has shared it! If you have already shared it another way, leave us a comment to let us know!
2) Leave a comment on one of our Facebook or blog posts sometime before May 10, including your name and e-mail. Multiple comments will only be counted once. Please, thoughtful responses only. We’ll give you plenty of prompts to which you can respond.
Don’t worry, we’ll remind you as we get closer to the contest deadline! Continue reading / Leave a comment…