J.D.R. Hawkins

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International Authors Day


I have been asked to participate in a group blog in honor of International Authors Day. One of the topics we were asked to write about is our favorite book. Mine is Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind. It has long been a favorite, and I try to watch the movie at least once a year. After becoming a Civil War author myself, I found her compelling drama to be even more sweeping and inspiring, and the love/hate romance between Rhett and Scarlet is forever timeless and compelling.

Now because of current events, the book and everything in relation to the Confederacy has been put in the spotlight. I think it will be interesting to see if politicians decide the book needs to be banned again. Hopefully, the issue of the Confederate battle flag won’t escalate to that proportion.

In honor of International Authors Day, I am giving away the first two books in my Renegade Series, A Beautiful Glittering Lie and A Beckoning Hellfire. Both are part of a continuing saga about a family from North Alabama, and how the Civil War impacts them. To enter, send your email address to jdrhawkins@gmail.com.

This blog hop is sponsored by Debdatta Dasgupta Sahay at http://www.b00kr3vi3ws.in/. Thanks to all the authors for participating, and good luck!

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7 thoughts on “International Authors Day

  1. Gone With the Wind is fantastic. Hopping about

  2. Thank You so Much for participating in this Blog Hop!


  3. I’ve still never read the book or saw the movie of Gone With the Wind. Terrible, I know. I guess I should correct that this year. 🙂 Thanks for sharing! Nancy’s Blog

  4. Great post! Happy IAD Hopping! Following you on twitter:)

  5. Hey, Ms. Hawkins. I watched the film, Gone With the Wind, a lot when I was a kid and I’ve heard the book is great too. Hopefully it won’t be banned anytime soon. Peace and God bless. – Robert

  6. BorderRuffian on said:

    Hello Ms. Hawkins,
    Question-Wasn’t GWTW (book and film) banned by both Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union during the 1930s?

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