An epic journey back to the post-war world of the 1920’s and Marie Durant Chagall and those around her must find meaning in life again. Every aspect of human nature and the desire to rebuild lives is explored in this novel including the importance of family, whether blood relatives or chosen families. Here we have an incredible exploration into whether love can indeed conquer all.
FINDING BILLY BATTLES: An Account of Peril, Transgression and Redemption, (Book 1 of 3) by Ronald E. Yates – Literary, Historical Fiction, Germany
Brilliant first in the series literary novel about a man who lived life to the fullest and found himself along the way.
These titles have moved forward in the judging rounds to the 2018 CHAUCER Book Awards SHORT LIST. These entries are now in competition for the limited 2018 CHAUCER Semi-Finalists from which the First Place Category Positions will be chosen.
These historical fiction works have moved forward in the judging rounds from SLUSH pile to the 2018 Goethe Book Awards for post- 1750s fiction LONG LIST.
I first met Joe Collins at CAC18 this last April. He's a tall, quiet man who carries himself with a certain nuance, a particular look in his eyes that lets a person know he's looking for fun. He writes from the heart and although he won 1st Place in the Goethe Awards for 2017, his book could have done just as well in the Laramie Awards. I am honored that Joe took the time to participate in our 10 Questions Interview Series. He has a lot to say and I hope you enjoy this piece as much as I do. Let me introduce you to J.R. (Joe) Collins: Chanticleer: Tell us a little about yourself: How did you start writing? Collins: I was raised in the Southern Appalachian town of Blairsville, GA. Our whole county had a population of around eight thousand at the time of my birth, 1962. I spent my growing up years helping my father farm beef cattle and attending the local school for my education. I went to church as a kid. Learned a deep respect for a love that would sacrifice itself for me. I believe I was considered normal by the local folks. You knew everybody in my confined, little world, and their business, too, whether you wanted to know it or not. News traveled fast because of how the telephone worked. Most all the homes were on a “party line,” if you had a telephone at all. You knew folks’ business [...]
The LOST YEARS of BILLY BATTLES, Book 3 in the Finding Billy Battles Trilogy by Ronald E. Yates – Historical Fiction, Literary, Action/Adventure
"Billy Battles is as dear and fascinating a literary friend as I have ever encountered." - C. Meehan, Chanticleer Reviews
HOPE of AGES PAST by Bruce Gardner – Historical Fiction, Thirty Years War, Historical Romance, Family Saga
An epic novel of enduring faith and love set amidst the brutality of the Thirty Years War in Europe.
The IMPROBABLE JOURNEYS of BILLY BATTLES: Book 2, Finding Billy Battles Trilogy by Ronald E. Yates – Action/Adventure, Historical Fiction, War, Literary
Adventure awaits with journalist, gunslinger, and lawman, Billy Battles. A hard-to-put-down, second installment in a trilogy of a man with plenty to live for and plenty of life left to live.
CAMELOT’S QUEEN: GUINEVERE’S TALE BOOK 2 by Nicole Evelina – Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Fairy Tale
A strong female lead in the reimagined Arthurian legend, placing Guinevere front and center in Nicole Evelina's second book of the Guinevere's Tale series. An epic fantasy readers will fall in love with.
From the riveting opening that takes place in NYC's Lower East Side's sweatshops until its gripping conclusion, this enthralling novel vividly portrays the desperate times of German immigrants landing at Ellis Island in 1905 in search of a better life.