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The Clifton BELLES

I was delighted to have an opportunity to speak to the BELLES book club last night (October 29th). BELLES stands for “Bright, Energized Ladies’ League for Educating and Socializing” and I have to say this group of women did not disappoint. About thirty of their ninety members showed up for dinner and a talk at Joya Cottington’s beautiful home in Clifton, VA.

FullSizeRender copyI was treated to fine wine, great questions and a lively conversation about my first book,  Anvil of God, Book One of the Carolingian Chronicles. Topics ranged from my writing process (I’m a pantser not a plotter), my muse (who can be a very scary presence), how characters can take over a story, and how writing explicit sex scenes can be difficult on your children.

Headed by Pamela Jones, the group is a discerning crucible for new and established writers. Their members came prepared with insightful questions about the novel’s main characters (Trudi & Pippin seemed to be their favorites), the role of women in the eighth century, the evolution of historical fiction and the rise of a new category called “faction” (fact-based historical fiction).

Plus, they gave me wine. I’ll show up to speak for good wine any day…

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Great Summer Giveaway

Here’s your chance to win a novel that BlueInk Reviews called, “Literally unputdownable. As good as anything written by literary giants such as Ken Follett, Bernard Cornwell, Philipa Gregory, and Stephen R. Lawhead.”

I’m giving away five – count ’em – five signed copies of Anvil of God, Book One of the Carolingian Chronicles, this summer. Subscribe to the J. Boyce Gleason email newsletter before August 31 for a chance to win! Here’s the link: https://jboycegleason.com/giveaway/ Continue reading

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End of Summer Sale! Only $.99 until September 4

Book stackPlease share with your networks and anyone looking for a good summer read:

I’m holding an Anvil of God “End of Summer” Sale.
E-book versions are currently selling for $.99 on
Amazon: http://goo.gl/dI8mlo
iBooks: http://goo.gl/8baiQQ and
Barnes & Nobel: http://goo.gl/Xp8le2
Sale lasts only until September 4th so get it while the getting’s good! Continue reading

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