Winter Tea Party winners: Angela's book,THE SCARLET COAT, will go to: Print copy- Andrea Stephens; e-book copy - Catherine Wight!

LUCY REYNOLDS has a table topper quilt on the way, and winners of the Valentine Ebook Collection are: Deanna Stevens, Caryl Kane, Anne Payne and Winnie Thomas. With thanks to all who joined in!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Carrie Fancett Pagels Interviewed on Blog Talk Radio

Return to Shirley Plantation: A Civil War Romance by Carrie Fancett Pagels

Carrie Fancett Pagels was interviewed on Giovanni Gelatti's Blog Talk Radio, Tuesday, March 26th. Julian Charity, Historian from the beautiful colonial Shirley Plantation, also answered questions as did Murray Pura, Editor for the anthology "Cry of Freedom."
Link to the show: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/gelatisscoop/2013/03/26/launch-party-for-cry-of-freedo0m

Listen to part (or all!) of the show and come back and leave a comment here. Question: What were you surprised by when you listened to the interview? 

Giveaway: Three commenters will win a PDF copy of Carrie's upcoming ebook novella release "Return to Shirley Plantation: A Civil War Romance."  One person will receive Shirley Plantation note cards, chocolate(!), a PDF copy of Carrie's novella and a copy of Julian Charity's book on Military history of Shirley Plantation. 

16 comments:

  1. I got the second half and loved it! So great to hear you Carrie, and Murray and Julian. Really enjoyed the subject and to hear people talk about something they are passionate about (...that I also love!)
    Great to hear Pat as well and Julie Lessman. I have to listen to the first half now to catch Kathy!!

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    1. It was so fun, Deb! So glad you got to listen to it! Giovanni made it easy. also having my friend, Julian there really was a comfort to me. It was kinda like having a chat with Julian and also getting to talk to Murray and Gio, too. Felt like that anyway. Thanks Deb!

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  2. "What were you surprised by when you listened to the interview?"

    As a school psychologist intern, being affronted by an elderly gentleman of your authority as a Yankee woman now living in the South, rather than your evaluation according to your position.
    Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House
    lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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    1. KATHLEEN, that man, if he was alive today, would be something like 120 years old. Probably born 1890 or so is my guess. If you are brought up as the child of a Confederate soldier or grandson I guess if would be tough. At the time it really bothered me but the older I get the more tolerant I think I am getting of people's intolerances, maybe, haha.

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  3. I don't know where mine is. I was listening to all of you, and left a comment . Guess it was on the same page as the radio where I was listening. Loved hearing the actual voices of Carrie, Murray, and Julie. I was surprised at learning all of the furniture downstairs is the original and doesn't even have covers over it. I wanted to ask them if each room was roped off to keep people out, but didn't get a call in. I saw a mansion in KS, and they had ropes acrpss each door but original furniture. It was an interesting talk to listen to. I would love to be able to go there. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

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    1. MAXIE, there is NOTHING like Shirley Plantation out there. It is an amazing place. It is their own furniture, all the antiques! so glad u could come by!

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    2. CONGRATS, MAXIE, and I hope you enjoyed your prize from CQ!!! Blessings!!!

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  4. Good afternoon, Ms. Pagels! :)

    I found out too late about the call in phone # the day of the interview, because I was horrifically consumed by my oak tree pollen allergy! :( I was delighted in seeing this posting today that we still would have a chance to 'listen' in on what was discussed! I am hopeful its the same broadcast, as come to think of it, there might have been two different radio chats!! Hmm...

    Its keen to be able to learn a bit about where the notecards I've recently won are coming from and how its location has inspired this novella! I wasn't aware at first that its the first installment out of three?!

    I'm finding that I am more engaged in reading about the history of the Civil War since locating my own family's fabled Civil War Captain inasmuch as uncovering kernals of wartime history through the CQ, CFHS, and Ms. Tyndall, that otherwise were left unknown as despite taking a full year of Civil War History in high school, I effectively learnt nothing! :( Sighs. Its welcoming to find bloggers and writers alike who are relating the stories that enlighten our view of that difficult period in our conjoined histoy,... whether we were Northerners or Southerners.

    A: A note of interest for me: the field hospital where the ladies of plantation were given ammunity/protection during the war.

    Being a Downton girl, when the second series unfolds, it shows the transformative change that the manor undergoes to become a field hospital for returning wounded soldiers. In this way, I can ascertain the lengths of change these women witnessed. I would imagine that you'd go from living your life as you've always known it and then, on the next breath enter a world you no longer recognise. Not to mention the brutality after effects of the patients who were returning from the battlefied! The strength of character and of stomach it would take to handle their emotions whilst nursing those who needed them!

    I am quite keen on your story being that my own ancestors are connected to Ohio, and its a part of our country I do not know as much about! I pulled up the Shirley Plantation main website to visualise the house/grounds, and I was quite chuffed to find its a miniature Downton! Wicked sweet! :) I'll have to put that down on 'where to visit' next time I hit the road! Downton's locale is Highclere Castle in Hampshire which is also open to the public whilst the family lives on the grounds, and is a place I'd love to visit!

    inkand-blogaways(at)usa.net
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    1. JORIE!!! Make sure you spread that around about
      Shirley being a mini Downton--it really is a great place!!! I hope you get to visit it sometime. you will love the cards. hope to get those out during my sons spring break next week. Hopefully he cooperates lol!

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    2. I'd be delighted too, Ms. Pagels!

      I sort of thought everyone would have seen the connection!? Hmm... Oh I believe it will be in the cards, afterall, its not like I'm a stranger to the Eastern Coast and Virginia is one state I want to visit quite a heap! From the outlining areas of the District, to Charlottesville, Norfolk, etc, I couldn't forsake the Plantation now that I know of it! Thank you for giving me something new to look forward too!

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  5. Congratulations on your book, Carrie!! I would love to read it.
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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    1. SUSAN, if u come back answer the Q. Blessings!!!

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  6. No need to enter me to win. I've already read this and I loved it. Carrie is a wonderful author and so worthy of being published. I listened to the interview and learned so much from it. Congrats, Carrie and God bless!

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    1. DEBBIE, you are such an awesome supporter! Thanks so much!!! Blessings!

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  7. Such a good interview, Carrie. Good to hear you describe the book as a Christian/inspirational historical fiction and that people on both sides did good and evil. What was surprising? The interviewer's comment about finding comic relief in someone saying, Next thing you know, women will be wanting the vote. It's difficult sometimes for people with modern ideas to associate with the history behind those ideas and to understand the sacrifices that had to be made for them to occur.

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    1. I completely agree, Ms. Craft! :)

      I was lamenting about this quite recently, that one of the blessings of reading historical fiction, especially those who garnish a propensity for knee deep research, is that it unearths the pathways it took for all of us to gain our freedom! Women are still engaged in the battle today, to stand up for rights inherit to us as far as medical concerns go, and I think we are getting a slice of what is like when we had no voice at all. How beneficial it is to read about our original path towards liberation and civil liberties, to grasp how women like Clara Barton, Margaret Brown, Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, and numerous more make me proud of our history and our enduring quest to obtain our individualistic rights.

      Writes of Passage is chronicling strong women in history that stood their ground for changes in social justice, civil liberties, and witnessed how history literally was made. I've been enjoying backreading their entries singularly because its a living history of where women have come and where we continue to go next! :)

      Through literature and being open to learning what we might not readily understand, is our way of lifting the veils towards understanding, empathy, and progress! Women in India are changing their economical hardships through independant enterprise which is another lifting of my own spirits towards how strong we are globally. We dig in when life turns difficult, and we bond together through our adversities!

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