Monday, May 11, 2015

BLOG TOUR: Blue Honor by K. Williams

Blue Honor
K. Williams
Expected Publication Date- April 27th, 2015
Published By- Booktrope Publishing

Blue Honor tracks four tightly twining families during the American Civil War. Each member is asked to sacrifice more than their share to see friends and loved ones through the terrible times. The only certainty they have is that nothing will be the same.
Emily Conrad is the bookish daughter of a wealthy dairy family from Vermont. Her indulgent father has educated her and bred ideas that aren’t acceptable to her more urbane mother, who thinks Emily needs to settle down with her longtime friend and town philanderer Evan Howell. The outbreak of war frees Emily from these expectations for a time, but a stranger soon arrives after the guns begin to blaze, threatening her plans more than societal conventions ever could.   
 Devoted to the young woman who healed her wounds, Henrietta has become part of the Conrad family, hoping that she may one day see her husband and son again. As a runaway slave, she’s been lucky enough to find this slice of peace in Vermont, but the return of Evan Howell and the man he brings with him portends great change that might see her locked back in irons, if not executed for what she’s done.

 Evan isn’t as bad as his reputation has made him out to be. He knows his chum Emily will make the best doctor Vermont has ever seen, and he knows he’s not the man to marry her. With a little manipulation, he convinces his commanding officer, Lieutenant Joseph Maynard, to take leave with him and see the beauty of the north. He just doesn’t let on it’s not hillsides and streams he’s setting the man up for.
 Joseph has both power and privilege as the son of a Baltimore lawyer, but neither can guarantee him the things he wants in life. His commission in the army is likely to lead to death, a sacrifice he was willing to make to end slavery in the States—that was until he saw Emily Conrad. Torn between duty and desire, Joseph struggles to stay standing for that which he once held strong convictions. War weary, they all march on to duty…


Top 3 Pet Peeves

-Repeating myself. Not the repeating directions a few times because someone forgot, or they didn't hear me, but repeating myself endlessly and still being disregarded.

-A dirty kitchen/house. It depresses me a lot to struggle with never getting anywhere as far as cleaning and getting no help, as if I’m the only one around.

-Troublemakers. You know what I mean? People in the workplace who like to stir up drama. They must be some bored.

What’s your favorite part of being an author? 
Sharing. I really don’t see any point to bothering in writing everything down. If my intent wasn't sharing the work, I’d be completely content to just muse inside my head. I pretty much started out that way, day dreaming. There’s an awful lot of effort and heartbreak involved in writing, and if you must literally write, then the point is to share it, yes? It is for me. I like ‘geeking-out’ with other readers--really getting excited about something. I wish the worlds we created were accessible by magic mirror or something.

What are your thoughts on book covers- in your opinion do they make or break a book? 
I believe that they can when a book is brand new, especially when an author is brand new. The first impression anyone has of you is the thought put into the cover. Covers should express the book, maybe not in ways that are clear, but be a visual message of the treasure inside.

What do you have to have right at hand in order to write? 
My i-phone (for quick searches). My line up of links (,,, google scholar, google books, Flow by Proquest for organizing my bibliography, and amazon for getting book info to send to my library for borrowing).

This or That

*Paranormal or Dystopian? 

*Coffee or Tea? Both? 

*Morning or Night? 

*Vanilla or Chocolate? 

*Summer or Winter? 

Born in Saratoga Springs, New York, where she continues to reside, K.Williams embarked on a now twenty year career in writing. After a childhood, which consisted of voracious reading and hours of film watching, it was a natural progression to study and work in the arts.

K attended the State University of New York at Morrisville, majoring in the Biological Sciences, and then continued with English and Historical studies at the University at Albany (home of the New York State Writer’s Institute) gaining her Bachelor’s Degree. While attending UA, K interned with the 13th Moon Feminist Literary Magazine, bridging her interests in social movements and art.

Currently, K has completed the MALS program for Film Studies and Screenwriting at Empire State College (SUNY), and is the 2013-2014 recipient of the Foner Fellowship in Arts and Social Justice. K continues to write and is working on the novels of the Trailokya Trilogy, a work that deals with topics in Domestic Violence and crosses the controversial waters of organized religion and secularism. A sequel to OP-DEC is in the research phase, while the adaptation is being shopped to interested film companies. Excerpts of these and more writings can be found at:

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  1. Good morning and thank you for having me as a guest! I look forward to questions and comments from your readers.

  2. I look forward to reading Blue Honor :)



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