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A Rebel Among Us Wins John Esten Cooke Fiction Award

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I am so honored to announce that my novel, A Rebel Among Us, is the 2017 recipient of the John Esten Cooke Fiction Award. This award is given by the Military Order of the Stars and Bars. The MOSB was founded in 1938 to honor works of military literature concentrating on the Confederate perspective.

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This is the second time I have won the prestigious award. From what I was told, I am the only person to have received the award twice. My novel, A Beautiful Glittering Lie, won the award in 2013.

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Thank you so much for the honor, MOSB. I can’t tell you how humbled I am to have received this award twice.

A Rebel Among Us Wins Top Award

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I’m thrilled to announce that my latest novel, A Rebel Among Us, has been chosen as this year’s recipient of the John Esten Cooke Fiction Award. This prestigious award is given by the Military Order of the Stars and Bars. The MOSB was founded in 1938 “to honor the Confederate Officer Corps and the government officials of the Confederacy.” You can read more about the organization here:

http://www.militaryorderofthestarsandbars.org/

This award is so exclusive that it isn’t given out every year, but only if the MOSB deems a novel worthy of winning. I was fortunate to have received the award in 2013 for my novel, A Beautiful Glittering Lie. You can check out the award ceremony here:

http://www.militaryorderofthestarsandbars.org/john-esten-cooke-fiction-award-2012/

I would like to humbly thank the MOSB for bestowing this honor upon me. And thank you for your ongoing support!

Last Week to Cast Your Vote!

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I need your help! My novel, A Beautiful Glittering Lie, is still in the running for best historical fiction on Bookbzz.com. This is a great honor, but to secure my win, I need you to please cast a vote for my book if you haven’t already.

Here’s all you have to do:

1. Click on this link: http://bookbzz.com/bee-bookbzz-com-prize-writer/

2. Scroll to Historical Fiction

3. Click on A Beautiful Glittering Lie

And vote! It’s that easy. The voting ends on February 28, so please cast your vote now! Thanks again so much for all your support.

(The book centers around the 4th Alabama Infantry Regiment during the onset of the Civil War. A father enlists with the Confederate army, while his son comes of age and must ultimately decide if he will defend his family’s honor or “jine up” himself. This is the first book in the “Renegade Series,” and is the winner of the John Esten Cooke Fiction Award.)

John Esten Cooke Award

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Last year, my novel, A Beautiful Glittering Lie, won the John Esten Cooke Fiction Award. This is a special honor bestowed to novels about the Civil War that discuss the Southern perspective. It is given by the Military Order of the Stars and Bars, a prestigious organization that was founded after the war by Confederate officers. Over the years, many books have received this award. However, it is not awarded annually, which makes it that much more special.

Out of curiosity, I checked the MOSB website to see who won this year. I don’t believe anyone did, since nothing is listed for 2014. However, I did discover a very nice picture that the MOSB posted of me receiving my award last year. Here is the link:

http://www.militaryorderofthestarsandbars.org/john-esten-cooke-fiction-award-2012/

Please show your support by posting a review on Amazon and/or Barnes and Noble’s websites. I sincerely appreciate your ongoing support, and I hope you will continue to read. Thank you.

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