Widespread panic. Scarce supplies. People at their worst. And their best.
You thought I was talking about this week’s news?
Nope. But wait’ll you hear this conversation with Civil war historian, award winning author, (oh, and my sister, did I mention that?) Kathleen L. Maher.
It’s pretty timely.
It’s all about her latest release, a novella that combines Civil War History with (wait for it, just in time for St. Patty’s Day) Irish History and (wait for it) my own family history.
A veritable trifecta!
And you know what they say about history; it has a way of repeating itself, at least in terms of overarching themes. Like facing uncertain times. Facing our own fears. And biases. Even outright prejudices. And having the opportunity to learn from it, over and over again if necessary. And it usually is necessary.
As long as we’re repeating ourselves, I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: When you have a connection to greatness, however tertiary, you must milk it for all its worth (you can quote me on that). Because I’m milking this connection, baby, you betcha.
I’m no fool.
So while I’m milking, you should listen. You’ll learn things. Important things, like Irish history and the human condition in general. “Did you know?” type stuff… Challenging stuff. Encouraging stuff. Life changing stuff. You know, stuff like that there.
And if that weren’t enough, she’s got contests GALORE! Lots-o-chances to win FABULOUS prizes, like free books, Irish goodies, and a $50 Amazon Gift card!
Here’s a little note from Kathleen L. Maher herself, with the downlow on that:
Thank you so much for having me on your blog. I am offering a giveaway to one of your readers of an e-copy of Bachelor Buttons. All they have to do to enter is share this post on social media. The more shares, the more entries. Just tell me in the comments where you shared to claim your entry(ies). And a way for me to reach you if random dot org selects your name. (email is great.)
Also, I am hostessing a huge Rafflecopter giveaway with another Christian historical author. Please take a moment to enter for your chance to win one of these great prizes!
Raffle copter runs from March 9-18th Grand prize is $50 Amazon GC, second prize is a $25 Ammy GC, third prizecis an Irish goodie basket.
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day. The luck of the Irish be with you!
Here are some other ways you can follow Kathleen (and you really should follow her)
Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/KLMaherAuthor/
And… just for good measure, seeing how it’s St. Paddy’s day and all, and we’re celebrating our connections to Irish greatness and all… here’s a few family pics ferya (to be read in your best brogue, please).