Bestselling Author Donna Fletcher Crow Announces New Historical Fiction Novel Release, New NFPW Award and Upcoming Jane Austen Society Presentation


WILMINGTON, NC, July 16, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ — Best-selling and award-winning author Donna Fletcher Crow has announced the release of a new historical fiction novel, “The Famishment of the People, of Hunger and Fulfillment.” , Epoch 9 in the series Celtic Cross Part 2, Ireland: The Pursuit of Peace.

1996 In the depths of a summer spent working for peace in strife-torn Belfast, American Mary Hamilton is ready to wash her hands of it all. Until a devastating event irrevocably changes his plans.

1845 Andrew Armstrong is determined to break free from the constraints of life on his family plantation in Northern Ireland. Then the potato famine brings disaster to all he loves.

These young people, more than a century apart, will they find the courage to overcome the calamities of their time?

The Celtic Cross will be a 10-volume novel series covering the history of Scotland and Ireland. Major historical figures from the era interact with fictional characters to bring the moving events to life. Each era ties into the series with ongoing events in the lives of modern youth as ancient wars and current conflicts challenge them to find answers that give hope for the future.

Epoch 4 of this series “Victorians of Tyranny, Priests and Patriots” recently won third place in the Fiction for Mature Readers category at the National Communications Conference of the National Federation of Women’s Press held in Fargo, North Dakota.

This novel tells the story of two great patriots who fought for Scotland’s freedom: William Wallace and Robert the Bruce, concluding the first 4 eras of the Celtic Cross series which includes Part 1, Scotland: The Struggle for a Nation.

The National NFPW Communications Competition is a two-tier national competition open to all writers. First place winners of state-level contests are then moved to national-level judging.

In preparation for the annual meeting of the Jane Austen Society of North America in September in Victoria, British Columbia, Crow is preparing her talk “In London with Jane Austen and the Dashwoods” which she will present in character Jane Austen. “Austen” will explain the significance of the London locations she uses in her novel “Sense and Sensibility” and show how understanding these sites gives the reader deeper insight into her characters.

Donna Fletcher Crow is no stranger to portraying her literary role model. Crow has two videos on YouTube “Jane Austen from Paradise to Lyme Regis” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1W0WI_-qFwE and “Jane Austen from Paradise to Portsmouth” https://www.youtube.com /watch?v=JDamVe-w60E. In each of these profusely illustrated lectures, “Jane Austen” takes viewers to the sites she knew well during her lifetime and explains how she used them in her novels Mansfield Park and Persuasion.

Crow says, “In all my work, I strive to present civility, beauty and peace, the qualities our world needs most. I find them in abundance in the life and works of Jane Austen, which is why I am so pleased to be part of the Jane Austen Society of North America and to speak at this year’s Annual General Meeting. in Victoria.

“I also strive to promote the qualities of civility, harmony and accord in all my work, even when telling stories that encompass brutal battles. This goal applies even to my current new release, the often harrowing story of the Irish Potato Famine. After all, when do we most need to find love, joy and beauty rather than in the midst of disasters? And when do we There was a time in our world where there was no strife or strife?”

Crow said she believes “the powers of darkness are still at work, but the power of light and goodness is stronger. Light will triumph over darkness. It is essential that we hold to this belief and work towards it with kindness and civility.

“That’s why I love directing people to Jane Austen, and what I hope readers will find in the works of Donna Fletcher Crow.”

Donna Fletcher Crow is a frequent online guest for book club discussions and is available to speak to groups on Austen-related topics.

Donna Fletcher Crow is the author of 50 books, mostly British history novels. She has won a number of top industry awards for her work. Many of his books have been bestsellers in their categories, including “A Most Inconvenient Death”, which reached #1 bestseller status in Christian Suspense. ‘The Fields of Bannockburn’, the epic from which The Celtic Cross Series, Part I: Scotland, The Struggle for a Nation is based, has been ranked among the best-selling fiction books by Christian Book Distributors and ‘The Banks of the Boyne’, the epic from which The Celtic Cross Series, Part II: Ireland, The Pursuit of Peace is based, reached number 3 for best-selling fiction.

“Glastonbury” is her best-known book, which received the prestigious First Place Award, Historical Novel, from the National Federation of Press Women. Readers and critics alike have praised ‘Glastonbury’, calling it ‘the best of its kind’, ‘richly fascinating’, ‘beautifully researched’, ‘gloriously evocative’ and ‘scenic’. One Amazon reader said, “WHAT a job! Every reader can be enveloped in scope and quality, every historian must constantly nod to precise detail and accuracy, and every Christian can rejoice in the fulness of Scripture. To me, this is simply beyond descriptive praise. I urge all who appreciate the truth to treat themselves to a feast.

The Celtic Cross is a 2 part series that begins with Scotland: The Struggle for a Nation. In 4 individual epochs, it tells the stories of – “The Guardian of the Stone”, Saint Columba; “The Forger of a Nation,” Kenneth MacAlpin; “The Refiner of the Kingdom”, Queen Margaret; “The Vanquishers of Tyranny”, William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. The 10-book series will end in the summer of 2022.

The Elizabeth & Richard Mysteries is a literary thriller series using literary figures as background: Rudyard Kipling in “The Flame Ignites”, Dorothy L Sayers in “The Shadow of Reality”, Shakespeare in “A Midsummer Eve’s Nightmare”, and Jane Austen in both “An Encounter with Jane Austen” and “A Most Singular Enterprise”. Don’t miss “A Prodigious Sum of Corpses: Seeking Sanditon at Jane Austen’s Seashore,” which will take readers to all of Austen’s favorite seaside resorts. Accounts of Crow’s visits to these sites are available on her blog under “Jane Austen Seashore Tour”.

The Monastery Murders series presents atmospheric contemporary crimes with their roots buried deep in the Middle Ages. Books in the series include “A Very Private Grave”, “A Darkly Hidden Truth”, “An Unholy Communion”, “A Newly Crimsoned Reliquary”, “An All-Consuming Fire”, and the new “Against All Fierce Hostility”. ‘

The Daughters of Courage, ‘Kathryn’, ‘Elizabeth’ and ‘Stephanie’ is a pioneer family saga based on the stories of Crow’s own family and other Idaho pioneers in the Kuna, Nampa and Boise region. A short story on her blog titled “A Nostalgic Fourth of July” is based on a scene from “Kathryn: Days of Loss and Hope.”

Where There is Love is a series of 6 books about the enduring legacy of love and faith, all based on historical figures and events. The titles are: “Where Love Begins”, “Where Love Shines”, “Where Love Triumphs”, “Where Love Restores”, “Where Love Shines” and “Where ‘love is calling’.

The true crime series Lord Danvers Victorian is an Amazon bestseller in the British Detectives category. Books in the series include “A Lethal Spectre”, “A Most Inconvenient Death”, “Grave Matters”, “To Dust You Shall Return”, and “A Tincture of Murder”. Donna offers a free download of “A Tincture of Murder” for those who sign up for her newsletter. More information is available on its website.

Donna Fletcher Crow’s awards include:

Where Love Begins, Best Historical Romance, Pinnacle Awards 2019
A Deadly Specter, Best Mystery, Pinnacle Awards, 2019
Glastonbury, First Place, Historical Fiction, National Federation of Women’s Press Awards of Merit
The Banks of the Boyne, Silver Angel; First place for historical fiction, National Federation Press Women
Bannockburn Fields, top spot for historical fiction, National Federation Press Women
Professional Excellence Award, Northwest Nazarene College
Children’s Book Merit Award, Idaho Press Women
Idaho’s Best Author
Pacesetter Award, Mt. Hermon Writers Conference
Outstanding Historical Fiction, Idaho Press Women, National Federation of Press Women,
Idaho Writer of the Year
America’s Best Inspirational Novel, Finalist Romance Writers
Writer of the Year, Mt. Hermon Writers Conference

Donna is available for media interviews and can be reached by email at [email protected]. All of his books are available from online booksellers. More information, including a free download of “A Tincture of Murder”, is available on his website at https://www.donnafletchercrow.com.

About Donna Fletcher Crow:

Donna and her husband live in Boise, Idaho. They have 4 adult children and 15 grandchildren living on 3 continents. Donna is a former professor of English Literature and longtime Anglophile. Idahoans with long memories will remember her as a former Snake River Stampede Queen, Miss Rodeo Idaho, and Miss Rodeo America runner-up. She is an avid gardener.


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