Apache Lance, Franciscan Cross; The Storks of La Caridad
- Hello, fellow writers of Christian fiction, I'm Florence Byham
Weinberg, a brand new member. I was honored at the Women Writing the
West conference last month when I received a WILLA [Cather] Literary
Award as Finalist for "Apache Lance, Franciscan Cross," an
historical novel about the founding of San Antonio.
I very recently offered a workshop on historical fiction writing for
the Muse On Line Conference, the first ever conference conducted
entirely by internet, run mainly by Lea Schizas (via Yahoo Groups).
I got to know a number of great writers that way.
Since I'm also a writer of historical mystery novels, I'd like to
let you know about my latest, "The Storks of La Caridad." My
detective is an 18th-century Jesuit missionary who served in the
Sonora Desert. Here is what "Midwest Book Review" had to say, in
"The Storks of La Caridad" is Florence Weinberg's third historical
mystery featuring Father Ygnacio Pfefferkorn, a detective priest
character based on an actual historical Jesuit missionary who was
forcibly removed from his Sonora Desert mission around 1767 to be
imprisoned for 6 years near Cadiz, Spain before being sent to La
Caridad [Monastery] and the Norbertines for two years. Weinberg's
painstaking research and rich historical detail of an obscure but
bloody epoch in church and secular Spanish American history provide
a flawless framework for this intriguing tale of bloody survival and
a martyr's forgiveness . Can Father Ygnacio possibly find his way
through the maze of danger, before his limited venue as endangered
holy sleuth literally expires? "The Storks of La Caridad" is
beautifully written, as well as meticulously researched. It will
grip its readers, shock them, and confound them. Along the way, much
valuable and accurate history will be painlessly assimilated.
Perhaps this is the art of historical mystery writing at its
best. "The Storks of La Caridad" is a must-read!"
The full review is posted at www.amazon.com. Come visit my website,
too, at www.florenceweinberg.com, where excerpts of my five
historical novels, my bio and activities are posted.
I hope to hear from you! My best to all,