Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Color of Thunder Press Release - the word is out!

The following press release was sent to about 130 media outlets by my publisher, Xlibris. These outlets include newspapers, television stations, radio stations and magazines all over the United States. When the press release generates interest, (and I'm told it will...fingers crossed!) the media will either contact me directly or go straight to my publisher and Xlibris will then send them a free copy of The Color of Thunder to review. Xlibris will send an unlimited amount of copies to those who are interested...provided they are a legitimate members of the media. 

This is getting exciting!

103946 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Novel Depicts Living Shadows of Racism, Historical Change in the South
Awash in history, J. C. Wing’s world evokes a society secretly holding on to its beliefs and one young woman’s personal testament in fighting the strong current of violent Southern white sentiment and trying to find a fair and honorable way out of the tumultuous events centered on the Civil Rights Movement

Ramstein, Germany – (Release Date TBD) – Faith Linsey comes from a highly regarded family in Jackson, Mississippi. As the oldest daughter of a well liked pastor and his dutiful wife, her life is good and comfortable and she has no reason to question the things that take place around her. When she witnesses something that shakes her to her very core, she realizes that the world she's always known may not be as picture perfect as she'd always imagined...and that her prominent Baptist minister father may not be the respectable hero everyone believes him to be.  Faith, in that instant, sees The Color of Thunder and author J. C. Wing transports readers to the carefully hidden back closets and through a dramatic time in the American south.

Born from the author’s interest in educating herself about interesting times and places in the nation’s history, Faith's story begins in 1946, soon after the end of World War II, and moves straight into the heat of the Civil Rights Movement. She is forced to deal with the questions she has, not only about her father, but also about the unshakable convictions that he and many of his fellow southerners share about race and about the very religion she's been taught to believe in.   Bright and curious, inquisitive and soft-hearted, she is J. C. Wing’s well-balanced creation, a strong, humanist character who tries to find reason in things happening around her and desperately, conscientiously wants to change them through the most ideal means.  In the process, she fights a very strong tide of violent sentiment that still runs through the South.   
Events that take place, not only in her personal life but in the world at large, and a very special friendship with a young black girl named Ruby (and the things this teaches her) will make Faith decide what to ultimately believe in.  Beyond the tumultuous happenings and issues of a unique era in American history, The Color of Thunder is also of family dynamic, of the bonds that hold many people like Faith and how they dealt with it in the light of the deep divisiveness of an impacted society.  Thorough, driven by forces emotional and psychological, Faith firmly holds the candle to the past – to its living shadows moving on the bright streets of Jackson, Mississippi – but finds her own unique way out of the dilemmas that many like her have faced in the process of historical change.

For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to www.Xlibris.com.

About the Author

J.C. Wing, a Colorado native, lives with her husband and two children in southwest Germany. The Color of Thunder is her first novel. Find out more about the author by visiting her at: www.jcwingblog.blogspot.com