Author DL Larson is taking her latest book, Back Home Again: Book 5, Douglas Family Saga on tour – a Virtual Book Tour, that is, with Outskirts Press! Technology has created a wide variety of ways to reach audiences all over the world. All it takes is a little thinking outside the box, and nowadays you can market a self-published book in a variety of affordable and impactful ways. Virtual book tours, for example, are a great way to connect with readers from all corners of the globe, all from the comfort of your own home. Join DL Larson and Back Home Again: Book 5, Douglas Family Saga as they appear in features and interviews (such as the one below) in the weeks and months ahead!
Luckily for us, DL Larson was kind enough to answer a few questions as the tour was getting started so that we can give you a sneak peek into the mind of the creator of Back Home Again: Book 5, Douglas Family Saga.
OP: Tell us a little bit about Back Home Again: Book 5, Douglas Family Saga. What is it about?
DL: Back Home Again is a family saga set in Kentucky 1850s. Family secrets are finally revealed in a way if you have not read the previous books, you are still a part of the discovery. Francis travels the broken road back in his mind in order to be whole for is new wife and family. His son, Jim, learns about what it means to be a millionaire’s son and the adjustment that it will take to carry that burden into adulthood. He helps his cousin Ruf with horseracing only to discover his own desire to be a part of the Douglas horse racing legacy. Young Hattie and Granny have a deep secret. Hattie promises to keep that awful time between her and God, only to discover her actions may well affect the rest of her life. And Ruf’s.
OP: Why did you decide to write this story?
DL: I wanted to tell a story about everyday problems in a historical setting. I hope my readers find comfort that others before them have overcome domestic abuse, abortion, greed, jealousy, and heartbreak. And through it all, love still shines through. Love is what binds us together and gives us the strength to trust again, no matter what has happened in the past.
OP: How did you get your book published?
DL: I’ve had my last two books published with Outskirts Press.
OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?
DL: If you like family stories, lives entwined with others, you will enjoy my Douglas Family Saga. Here’s a little bit about my series: If you like American Indian stories and the War of 1812, you’ll enjoy Memories Trail, still available in ebook, on Amazon.com. Promises To Keep and the sequel Promises My Love are about family secrets, gambling, and kidnapping, as well as young love, forbidden love, and unstable love. (Available in book and ebook form). Coming Home might intrigue you with high stakes horse racing and politics of the time, along with learning what love really is. And…Back Home Again, Book 5 of the Douglas Family Saga…real life issues cause my characters to search for their strength in dire circumstances. Francis doesn’t want to harm his family, but his past mocks him, tests him beyond his endurance. Ruf is sure he has ruined Hattie’s life and his own. His guilt propels him more than love. And Jim, continues to search for his place in the family. He’s not a gambler, a horse racer, or even that good a son. Politics intrigue him and he wonders what his future holds.
OP: What is special about your book?
DL: I believe readers will connect with my family of characters as they struggle with life lessons. The evils of gambling, the memories of child abuse, an unwanted pregnancy, and where is God in all of this? Where does love fit into make life bearable? It’s a question we all struggle to understand. Will love overshadow the hurt and loss? The Douglas family comes through with hope in their hearts for a better tomorrow. Something we all strive for.
OP: What differentiates it from other books in the same category?
DL: I’m not sure other books tackle social issues as mine has. We hear statistics but rarely hear personal life struggles so openly. In Kentucky 1850, there were no abortion clinics, no abusive hotlines, no gamblers anonymous, etc. There was only family and what you entrusted to share with one another. Social unjust is nothing new. We as a society tend to forget that…so I hope my book(s) help remind folks, these struggles have been with us a long time and only hope for a better tomorrow will see us through.
OP: Have you published any other books? Do you plan to publish more?
DL: Yes, my other books in my Douglas Family Saga. I am currently working on the next Douglas family installment, called, When Tomorrow Comes. Jim and his family head for New York where he discovers a runaway slave. His involvement will change his life he only begins to realize. Hattie leaves with Granny for the western territories to see the Great PowWow, a counsel with the U.S. Government. Ruf is stuck at home helping with the building of the town library…until he receives a letter from a young man who tells him Hattie no longer belongs to him. Ruf heads west and ends up kidnapped by young Indian scouts… (I was also a contributing author to the WindyCity RWA Anthology 2019, called A Wicked Appetite. All proceeds for that book went to Breast Cancer Research.)
OP: How can someone learn more about your book or purchase it?
DL: You may purchase my books at Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble. Please leave a review. Visit me at my website: www.DLLARSON.com Or visit me on Facebook: DL Larson; or visit Twitter: DL_storyteller.
OP: Thanks for your time, DL! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
DL Larson lives in northern Illinois with her farming family. Back Home Again is the fifth book in the Douglas Family Series. Visit DL Larson on Facebook or visit her website at: http://dllarson.com Purchase DL’s books at Amazon.com. Leave a review.
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