HerStory: Fiction Honoring Women's History Month: Charlotte: Charlotte McGowen is sympathetic to the South. Why wouldn't she be? When West Virginia split to form its own state, no one asked her what ...
Here it is ladies and gentleman! My newest release will be out in March to honor Woman's History Month. "Pick a Side" was inspired by the real lives of Lottie Moon and her sister who were spies for the South during the Civil War.
The research surrounding this piece was fairly easy, and the story literally was typed in a night. Once submitted, my edits focused on the time periods fashion. I spent over 6 hours researching the feminine dress of the era.
I came to an even greater respect for these women, especially those who were spies. A minimum of three layers covered their top and anywhere between 5 and 8 layers covered the bottom. These ladies, had yards of fabric that carried everything from secret messages, to medicine, to even small firearms. (Which of course made the dresses even heavier!)
So my homage to these brave young women and all the other women who have sacrificed for our country was to write "Pick a Side." I hope you'll enjoy it!