I’m working on Volumes III and IV of the Jackson Speed books.
Volume III, which sees Ol’ Speedy through the Battle of Chancellorsville, is very nearly done. My editor, the lovely and brilliant India Powell, is finishing editing the last chapter or two this week.
Volume IV takes up Speedy’s fascinating role in the Battle of Gettysburg. Speed enthusiasts are likely aware that he won the Congressional Medal of Honor during this battle, a startling fact considering that he is the 19th Century America’s biggest chicken-hearted rascal.
I still have a ways to go in writing Volume IV, but it should be out before Christmas.
As I write about the Gettysburg Campaign, it is not lost on me that we are rapidly approaching the 150th Anniversary of that famous battle.
In recognition of that, I thought I might give away a few signed books during the Sesquicentennial of Gettysburg. The first opportunities to win a signed book come today.
Two big events happened 150 years ago this week in the Gettysburg Campaign. 150 years ago yesterday (June 26), the first of the Confederate troops marched through Gettysburg, spending a little time in the town but they weren’t there long because they were bound for York, Pennsylvania. While there, they happened to hear a rumor that there was a large quantity of shoes in the town, something their army desperately needed.
Be the first to tell me who commanded the Confederate force that moved through Gettysburg on June 26, 1863, and I’ll send you a signed copy of either El Teneria or Blood Tubs.
150 years ago tomorrow (June 28) another big event happened. General Hooker was replaced as the commander of the Army of the Potomac (the order was issued 150 years ago today and Hooker received the order on June 27, but the man who replaced him received word of his promotion on June 28).
Be the first to tell me the name of the Yankee general who replaced Hooker and was the commanding Union general at Gettysburg, and I’ll send you a signed copy of either El Teneria or Blood Tubs.
Or if you don’t know Gettysburg trivia and just want to get the Jackson Speed books without all the hassle of answering a question, you can still get them through Amazon.com by clicking this link.
Use the contact form below to send me your answers and I’ll let you know if you’ve won a book!