|Joyce Moyer Hostetter|
A gift for my writer friends. I have a few links I think are really worth checking out. The first is for Joyce Moyer Hostetter’s blog. Joyce has three spectacular books published and now she has all three book trailers up on her blog. Take a look at what she has put together. If you aren’t familiar with her wonderful books, you can take a look at the trailers and become fascinated. If you are interested in how to make a great book trailer, these are terrific examples.
Who doesn’t need a few rules for writing? The New York Times ran an article recently with the humble title of “How to Write,” by Colson Whitehead. The subtitle says “The art of writing can be reduced to a few simple rules. I share them with you now.” Like I said, humble. But there is some good stuff in here. Take a look.
For my fabulous, albeit late again, giveaway, the winner is J. M. Naszady! Congratulations to you, J. M. I will be sending you a copy of Liar & Spy. I think you will love it. I know I did. I have another giveaway for today, so stay tuned.
Black and White: The Confrontation between Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene “Bull” Connor
By Larry Dane Brimner
Boyds Mills Press, $16.95, 80 pages
The civil rights movement had a long, torturous path, but with all its twists and turns it traveled often, and importantly, through Birmingham, Alabama. While the name Martin Luther King, Jr. immediately comes to mind when thinking of the movement, others who are often forgotten greatly influenced the successful conclusion of the movement. Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth is one of those. It was he who stood strong in a leadership role facing off against Eugene “Bull” Connor, stringent segregationist and city commissioner in charge of police and firemen in Birmingham during that time. The struggle was long, difficult, and often brutal.
Larry Dane Brimner, author of Birmingham Sunday, tells the story of the fight for freedom and rights in Birmingham with a fascinating, well-researched text. It is presented powerfully in a large format with plenty of supporting archival photographs and newspaper articles. The design of black-and-white photographs and text on black, red, and white pages a perfect configuration for this important story of the battle for freedom and rights and the people who sacrificed for it, emblematic of a time of shame in our country followed by triumph by those in the civil rights movement.