Sandra Merville Hart’s Interview about the Western Theater

Recently, I was invited to interview for The Western Theater in the Civil War website with questions about my inspiration for writing historical novels and the Civil War in the Western Theater. The Battle of Franklin, Tennessee, which was such a tragic loss of life for the Southerners, is also highlighted.

I also answered questions about women disguising themselves as men to pose as Civil War soldiers, an important aspect of  A Musket in My Hands,  which is set in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi in 1864.

You can read the interview  here!



The Story Behind My Next Civil War Series

Hi, everyone! Today I am guest posting on Michelle Levigne’s blog. Find out the “Story Behind the Story” for my next series of Civil War romances. I’m writing Book 1 right now. It’s called  Avenue of Betrayal and is set in Washington DC in 1861. If you know your American history, you’ll know that the war began that year. Lots of spying going on in the Union’s capital city!

I invite you to find out more at Michelle Levigne’s blog .

Blog Tour Stop on Lena Nelson Dooley’s Blog

Book giveaway!
Leave a comment on Lena Nelson Dooley’s blog  by Friday, November 2nd, for a chance to win a free copy of A Musket in My Hands!
Click on the link above to read a bit about me and my writing. I am thrilled to be a guest on multi-published author Lena Nelson Dooley‘s blog today. I was honored that Lena endorsed my novel. In a note to her readers, she said that “this book grabbed my heart, because the characters were so real to me…”
Thanks for your encouraging words, Lena.

Raising Creative Kids

Earlier this summer, I was a guest of Cathy Krafve on Fireside Talk Radio. She made this interview such a fun experience for me. Thanks, Cathy!

She wrote an article on her blog about Raising Creative Kids: The Written Word Sparks Imagination with Sandra Merville Hart.

As you will read in the article, this strikes a chord with me. I discovered books in the third grade. Such wondrous things that could transport you to another time and place just by reading them! I remember asking the school librarian where books came from. “Authors write them,” she said with a twinkle in her eye.

From that moment on, I wanted to write.

But my parents discouraged me. I let the dream die.

Do you have a creative child? Find ideas for encouraging them here.

Signed my Fourth Book Contract!

Thrilled to sign my fourth book contract with Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas! This one is for my novella, Trail’s End, that will be part of “Smitten Novella Collection – The Cowboys” with Pegg Thomas as editor. This collection releases on August 1, 2019.

My other three books are Civil War romances. The third one, A Musket in My Hands, follows two sisters who disguise themselves as Confederate soldiers and join the Confederate army in the fall of 1864. I’m so excited that this novel releases on November 30th, the anniversary date of the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee—the novel’s major battle! More about that later!

I’ve finished the bulk of my research for my cowboy hero who meets my heroine in the wild cowtown of Abilene, Kansas. Now to the fun part–writing it!

-Sandra Merville Hart

A New Interview on Another Blog Tour Stop!

I am so happy to be a guest today on Kathy Rouser’s wonderful blog! Stop by to read this interview. Busy people–and isn’t that all of us?–can relate to having a schedule that never empties no matter how hard you work. Leave a comment on Kathy’s blog  for a chance to win a Kindle copy of my latest release, A Rebel in My House!