Dog Days of Summer
This month, I will have some free ebooks in honor of dogs mentioned in my books. The first one will be Wellington Cross, in which two Irish Wolfhounds were brought home from the war and quickly became loved by the Wellingon family.
The second will be Sunrise Kisses, in which is mentioned a Havanese dog named "Harry" to help cheer a dying woman and her son. "Harry" is inspired by my dog, Shadow, who sadly crossed the Rainbow Bridge this spring after living with us almost 18 years.
Here's the Amazon link to get your ebooks:
Free on Juneteenth
Also this month, on Juneteenth, which is June the 19th, my first book, Wellington Cross, will be Free on Kindle. Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Jubilee Day, is an American holiday celebrated on June 19. On this day in 1865, the Emancipation Proclamation— which had been issued on January 1, 1863— was read to enslaved African-Americans in Texas, which was the last Confederate State to have the proclamation announced, after the end of the American Civil War in April of that year, so it took a while to get the news to them. Many people still celebrate today with traditions such as reading the Emancipation Proclamation, singing traditional songs, reading by works of noted African-Americans. Celebrations may include street fairs, cookouts, family reunions, historical reenactments, or Miss Juneteenth pagents.
Wellington Cross mostly takes place in 1867, two years after the war ended. There are many ex-slaves in my story. Read how they fared after the war and how their lives intermingled with the people they worked for.
So on Friday, June the 19th, be sure and grab your free copy of book one in this series. Click on the Amazon link below.