So. When Horse Thief 1898 first came out, I planned to have an official “launch” on August 15. Then EA Books asked me to have Treasure Hunt 1904 in to them by that date so it can be out before Christmas. So the imagined “launch” never took place. But I’ll be devoting time every day this fall to letting people know about Horse Thief 1898. Many thanks to those who have helped by posting reviews on Amazon. I deeply appreciate that.
Would you like to host a Horse Thief 1898 event this fall? What might that look like? A party atmosphere, where I share about the book in an interactive way and people can buy books if they like (signed, of course).
Would you enjoy posting on this blog a response to one of the Horse Thief 1898 discussion questions? Let me know which question (firstname.lastname@example.org)! I’m thinking 2-3 paragraphs, ending with a question of your own that invites interaction.
Finally, for today: If you’ve read the book, you know that Susan B. Anthony and her sister Mary become important to Cally. Yesterday was the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, giving white women the right to vote. After working for this at incredible personal cost, Susan and Mary did not live to see it become reality. Tragically, women of color did not gain this basic right as citizens for 45 more years.
Heather Cox Richardson reviews this history, citing President Woodrow Wilson, “Shall we admit them [women] only to a partnership of suffering and sacrifice and toil and not to a partnership of privilege and right?” The question is still relevant today.