Sunday, March 28, 2010

Confederate Rose took 2nd place!!

I am so thrilled that my Civil War romance, Confederate Rose, has taken 2nd place in the historical category of the 2010 New England Reader's Choice Bean Pot Contest.

This story is not your typical Civil War romance, since the heroine, Katie Rose O'Reilly, is a soldier in the Confederate army. Her story is loosely based on real women who fought for both North and South at the time of the Civil War. A time when women weren't considered capable of serving the army in any fashion.

Since Civil War romance isn't a popular choice for editors with the big NY publishers, I was gratified that my editor, Allison Byers, and publisher, The Wild Rose Press, would even consider publishing this story and even more gratified that readers love it! But without TWRP, Katie's story wouldn't be available for readers to find at all.

6 comments:

Marianne Arkins said...

Congrats, Susan!

Carol A. Spradling said...

Congratulations! Fantastic news!!!

Tricia Schneider said...

Civil War romance may not be popular with NY, but readers still want those stories. I'm with them! Congratulations, Susan!

Caroline Clemmons said...

Susan, Congratulations on your continued success! You're a great writer and the cover is so appealing.

Hywela Lyn said...

Congratulations Susan. I'm so thrilled for you. You're a wonderful writer and have the gift of being able to pull trhe reader right into your story! Well done and well deserved!

sanjeet said...

Congratulations!
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