20 December, 2016

In the Shadow of the Hanging Tree By Michael McLellan Book Spotlight and Giveaway!

In the Shadow of the Hanging Tree
By Michael McLellan
Genre: Historical Fiction
Release Date: January 2017

Henry was born into slavery; his young life spent working in tobacco drying sheds on Missouri plantations. Freed at the onset of the Civil War, he’s alone, starving, and on the run from Confederate militiamen.

Five years later, Clara Hanfield, the daughter of a powerful New York shipping magnate, escapes her tyrannical father and travels west in pursuit of John Elliot, the man she loves. John, a U.S. Army lieutenant, was sent to the Dakota Territory where he discovers a government conspiracy to incite an all-out war with the Indians; a war meant to finally eliminate them as an obstacle to the westward expansion.

Henry finds himself caught in the middle.

Aided by Clara, John, and his native ally, Standing Elk, Henry must battle hatred, greed, and the ghosts of his past during this turbulent and troubling time in American history.

Michael’s love of books began with Beverly Cleary’s The Mouse and the Motorcycle when he was seven-years-old. Later influenced by the works of John Steinbeck, Harper Lee, Stephen King, and Cormac McCarthy, Michael developed his style of storytelling. A self-proclaimed blue-collar writer, he draws on his experiences and observations to bring relevant and compelling topics to life.

Michael lives in Northern California, and when he’s not writing, he can usually be found wandering around the Sierra Nevada and Cascade mountain ranges.

His body of work includes the 2014 novel After and Again, the 2015 novel American Flowers, and the shorts Joe Price and Anywhere But Here. Michael’s newest novel, Shadow of the Hanging Tree, is expected to be published in January 2017 by Sweet Candy Press.

Author’s Website: http://michaelamclellan.com/

Publisher: Sweet Candy Press http://www.sweetcandypress.com

The publisher is giving away 5 Advanced Reader Copies! Enter below:
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Michael Mclellan said...

Greetings, Kathleen, from California. Thank you so much for featuring my forthcoming novel on your site. I truly appreciate what you and other bloggers are doing for the reading and writing community.

Kathleen Kelly said...

It is my pleasure Michae! I love promoting books and have done so since 2009 because I wanted something to do because of having a disability and having to retire early! Started a blog and here we are! Happy Holidays to you and yours!

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