The current series I’m writing is about The Spanish Civil War. I had NO IDEA how complicated this time in history was until I already had a contract. (Just don’t let me editor know!)
I sought help from veterans and historians from a listserv for Abraham Lincoln Brigade Members, and while I did get some help, there were many very hostile people. After all, the American volunteers who fought in Spain were mostly atheists and communists. And here is this too-young, way-too-Christian writer approaching them for help. Not only that … she’s publishing it with Moody Publishing??? (Which they ranted about.) Let me just say I spent many days in tears, crying out to God for strength and help.
I was nervous to even send an email to the listserv to let them know the book was out. I finally did and offered free books to anyone interested. About six took me up on the offer.
I received a note from two people already, and they told me they loved the book. Wow.
Then … I just got this review. It made me rejoice and cry.
Just had to share!