I'm thrilled to welcome Jocelyn Green back to Ink Dots this week and celebrate the release of the third book in her Civil War series, Yankee In Atlanta.
Award-winning author Jocelyn Green inspires faith and courage in her readers through both fiction and nonfiction. A former military wife herself, she offers encouragement and hope to military wives worldwide through her Faith Deployed ministry. Her novels, inspired by real heroines on America’s home front, are marked by their historical integrity and gritty inspiration. Jocelyn loves Mexican food, Broadway musicals, Toblerone chocolate bars, the color red, and reading on her patio. Jocelyn lives with her husband Rob and two small children in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Visit her at www.jocelyngreen.com.
Yankee In Atlanta ~ She hid from her past to find a future ~ and landed on enemy soil. When soldier Caitlin McKea wakes up in Atlanta, the Georgian doctor who treats her believes Caitlin’s only secret is that she had been fighting for the South disguised as a man. In order to avoid arrest or worse, Caitlin hides her true identity and makes a new life for herself in Atlanta as a governess for the daughter of Noah Becker - on the brink of his enlistment with the Rebel army. Though starvation rules, and Sherman rages, she will not run again. In a land shattered by strife and suffering, a Union veteran and a Rebel solider tests the limits of loyalty and discover the courage to survive.
If I could explore anywhere in the world tomorrow, it would be... I’m going to say the Louvre, in Paris, France, because it has so many beautiful, fascinating, and breathtaking things all in one place. I’ve been there before, but didn’t see enough.
The best thing I did today is...I accepted help! Usually I like to be the one to give it, but I’m on a major deadline and a friend offered to come watch the kids for a couple of hours, and I jumped at the chance. (Catch me when I’m not on deadline and I’ll have a more interesting answer for you.)
A secret pleasure of mine is...Eating rhubarb pie in place of a meal. Or late at night. Which just makes me want to eat it again for breakfast the next day. Rhubarb pie? I don't blame you. Pie should be on every menu. Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
I wish I could relive the day when I...Went to Gettysburg for the first time in my life. I was there strictly to research for my book, so I spent the day not touring the battlefields, but poring over eyewitness accounts from women who lived through the battle. It was raining outside, which I found dramatic and lovely, and the archives were held in a building that had been used as a hospital during and after the fighting. It was like stepping back in time.
When I was a child I dreamed I would...Be an author, a dancer, and a marine biologist.
I probably shouldn’t tell you this, but...I haven’t dusted the top of my kitchen cabinets in years. Literally. Worse, I have no plans to do so in the near future. That's funny, Jocelyn. Last week's author mentioned housework in her answer to this question, too.
Thanks for hanging out with us this week. I hope there's more rhubarb pie on the plate to get you through to your deadline.
If you'd like the chance to win an e-book of your choice from any one of Jocelyn's Civil War Series, please leave a comment below. Tell us your about your favourite pie. Sweet apple with cinnamon, or savoury shepherd's pie with a mashed potato top? I'll announce the winner on Friday.
Good luck and happy reading,