Gulf Coast Author Beth White & The Creole Princess — 8 Comments

  1. I disagree, I love reading books from that period! This sounds like a great one!

  2. Hi, y’all! Thank you so much for participating in the discussion! My apologies for chiming in late…It’s been a crazy week at John L. LeFlore High School! The ceiling of my classroom literally caved in because of heavy rain in our area! How crazy is that?!

    This is fun to hear y’all say that you like a variety of historical periods in your reading. I do too! In fact, the Gulf Coast series is inspired by the Williamsburg novels by Elswyth Thane. Like mine, that series spans multiple generations of the Day and St. Clair families, beginning with the Revolutionary War (Dawn’s Early Light) and continuing through World War II.

    When I pitched the idea for the series to my editor at Revell, I wasn’t really concerned with how well any one time period would sell—I just wanted to write about interesting historical events as they happened in my home territory of South Alabama. I figured if I wrote compelling characters and placed them in exciting circumstances, the books would sell themselves via word of mouth.

    Besides, as many of my reviewers have said, there isn’t much out there about the Gulf Coast as a setting, certainly not during the American Revolution—which makes this story either unique or totally weird! haha! I hope “unique” will attract people who like an adventurous, romantic story!

    Good luck to all of you who have entered for the drawing!

  3. I love to read stories set during the time of the American Revolution. Many of my friends do also, and I would think they would sell very well. It is, in my mind, a fascinating time in American history.

  4. I would think Revolution era stories would sell. I love historical fiction and enjoy reading from various time periods.

  5. Readers that love history are going to read this period of time as well as others. Different historical periods of time are fascinating!

  6. I don’t really know how well they sell, but I really enjoy books of the Revolutionary period. I like wide variety in my reading, and don’t stick with one period or genre.

  7. I would definitely read a book set during the early days of America but I don’t find them on the shelves. I feel they would sell to the serious reader.

  8. I think historical fiction is a seller. Even the covers attract my eye quickly. The Revolution was the cause of our freedoms today and it is a big sell for me, of course I do enjoy history!

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