Nevertheless, instead of sitting around and doing nothing, I wrote a 150,000-word historical novel. Very briefly, it is about the true story of women and children being charged with treason by Union troops under General William T. Sherman for making uniforms and tents for Southern soldiers during the Civil War. They were deported from Georgia to Louisville, Kentucky. Many never returned home. For one family, though, a miraculous reunion in the Bluegrass State led to the adventure of a lifetime. Strength and Survival is their story.
Now, I'm looking for an agent to represent me. I choose to go the traditional publishing route. It just seems like the right course for me. Boy, have I ever learned about the true business of the publishing world. It's crowded with very talented writers. I'm humbled at their genius, but I feel confident I belong. I think my writing will entertain, inspire and enlighten. I hope so. Persistence will be the key. Some very famous authors were rejected numerous times before landing a deal. I don't know how many queries will be turned down, but I'm going to keep sending them out. I want you, the reader, to hear the incredible story of the Georgia families. In the meantime, if you like ghosts, those stories are good, too.