Bio: MUNCY CHAPMAN, along with raising a family and pursuing a career in nursery management, has won numerous awards for her poetry, stories, and articles for newspapers and magazines. She is a past president of Martin County Writers? Association and current president of National League of American Pen Women?s Vero Beach branch. She is the author of eight published novels which can be previewed on her website, www.muncychapman.com.
Combining her love of writing with his knowledge of southern history including the birth of the beef cattle industry, the Chapmans co-authored Wiregrass Country, an historical novel set in the Florida Territory in 1835.
Was it any wonder that Amanda Wilkes felt apprehensive about moving from New Orleans to her new home in rural Mississippi? In a settlement with the ominous name of "Midnight," how could she expect to find anything but mystery and danger? And the stories she heard about the outlaws and robbers who frequented the nearby infamous Natchez Trace did nothing to calm her fears. When Pastor Wilkes and his three daughters moved to Mississippi, he never imagined the perilous life they would face, filled w... more info>>
Little Lara Greenway's fertile imagination, fueled by her mother's account of her birth in a rural mission hospital, creates a twin sister whom she names Samantha. Years later, Lara is happily planning her marriage to lawyer Chandler Bell when the impossible happens. Unable to convince anyone of her fleeting glimpse of the girl who is her mirror image, Lara sets out alone to find the woman she believes to be her identical twin. With her birth certificate in hand, she begins the journey to the mo... more info>>
In 1927, when seven-year-old TJ Gallagher wins a blue glass candy jar at the county fair, he does not realize that this seemingly small event is destined to change his life forever. The Gallagher family moves from Alabama to central Florida, with all their possessions crammed into a Model-A Ford truck, but instead of a land of endless beaches, TJ learns about "strawberry schools," where rural children attend classes all summer in order to help their families with winter crops. To make matters wo... more info>>
In 1836, the action never stops for Ace Dover's family at the Three Springs Ranch. Rustling and lawlessness prevail in the Florida Territory, and adopted son Treff Ballowe has his hands full trying to protect the TSR pastures. Putting Joel Godwin in the Fort Brooke stockade only intensifies his problems by fueling Grandma Godwin's vow to "see Treff dead". The Dovers' only daughter, feisty, redhead Marvelous, shows her spunk by delivering a neighbor's baby, but can she save her new husband, Hank ... more info>>
Political controversy is not a new concept to Floridians. In 1838, long before chads and punch cards were ever heard of, Florida Territory Governor Call plans for a constitutional convention to bring Florida to statehood, and questions abound. Should the territory be divided into two states as some wish, or even three? Should the capitol be located in Pensacola, Tallahassee, or St. Augustine? When Ace Dover is elected as one of 53 delegates to the convention in St. Joseph, he turns the operation... more info>>