Harrisburg, Did You Know? Cabarrus History, Book 2 is Published!  

I’m pleased to announce that not only did my second proof copy of Harrisburg, Did You Know? Cabarrus History, Book 2 arrive in a timely manner, but it was also in fairly good order!

The cover is now a reddish-brown instead of dark brown. (I don’t think I’ll try to self-publish any more books with a red cover! We all learn from our mistakes.)

There were still a few formatting errors that resulted from the last “chapter” (my research notes) being almost 30,000 words in length, but at least Carl Higgins’ World War II B-26 bomber was flying horizontally on page 467.

Although the manuscript was proofread and corrected several times, three typos got past me. I strive for perfection, but I’ve yet to see a perfectly printed book. I can live with three typos in a 536-page book.

Available on Amazon!

Harrisburg, Did You Know? Cabarrus History, Book 2 is now available in paperback and for Kindle from Amazon. Click on https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BW2QMLHC/ for the paperback or click on https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BXBQ1F79/ for the Kindle book. I shortened the Amazon URL so they wouldn’t look so intimidating. If they don’t work, just put the name of the book in a search on Amazon.

Available soon at Second Look Books!

The paperback book will be available in a few weeks at Second Look Books in Harrisburg.

The first issue of my newsletter!

Those of you who read my blog post last Monday and subscribed to my newsletter before March 1, received the first issue of the Janet Morrison Books Newsletter (clever name, eh?) on Friday. I hope you enjoyed the variety of information it contained.

If you’ve read my vintage postcard book, The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, you were able to answer the trivia question near the end of the newsletter.

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I’m working hard to get my writing career off the ground, so please subscribe to my newsletter. I plan to send out a newsletter every other month, so be sure and visit my website, https://www.janetmorrisonbooks.com  and subscribe so you won’t miss another issue. You’ll also receive a downloadable copy of my short story, “Slip Sliding Away: A Southern Historical Short Story.”

Thanks for being on this journey with me!

All these recent accomplishments are the culmination of a lifetime of studying local history and learning how to research and document it and 22 years of studying the craft of writing.

It’s been a bumpy journey. Thank you for having faith in me and offering encouraging words along the way! I have some loyal lifelong friends and just as loyal friends I’ve made through my blog and Facebook. I value each and every one of you.

Buckle up! I’m just getting started!

I’m working on a family cookbook, more historical short stories, and an historical novel. With my two local history books and first short story published, I look forward to concentrating on my fiction writing.

Until my next blog post

I hope you have a good book (or historical short story!) to read.

Make time for your family and a hobby.

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21 thoughts on “Harrisburg, Did You Know? Cabarrus History, Book 2 is Published!  

  1. A most enthusiastic and super CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so happy to hear that things went much smoother this time around. Well, I am thrilled you got the second book done and that you are well pleased with the work done. Don’t forget, don’t let perfect be the enemy of good. Wishing you all the best from a still very cold Valencia (although the weathergirl keeps saying things are warming up). All the best Janet and keep up the good work.

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  2. Thank you, Francis. What a relief to finally have that book finished! I like what you said about perfect and good. Words to live by! I think I’ll print that sentence and tape it to my computer. Our weather has turned a little cooler here as well. All the flowering trees are in full bloom and leaves are popping out on the trees, making everyone nervous that winter could still return and bite us. It’s all good, as far as I’m concerned. When the calendar says March, I know summer is just around the corner. Here’s hoping you have a productive week!

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  3. Thank you so much Janet. Yes, we are in the midst of our greatest celebration of Valencia, “Les Falles” which encompasses the displays of hundreds of statues throughout the city. All of them have been constructed throughout the year, starting from the end of last year’s Falles. On the night of St. Joseph, they are all burned in the street in wonderful celebrations called “la cremá” but during the week before St. Joseph’s day, all the statues, called “Ninots” are available for viewing and picture taking. I will post more about this after next week. It is a great street festival with food trucks all over the city, many streets closed to motor traffic and lots of “paella” everywhere! So we are in the midst of this festival and since I live in centre ville, it is exceedingly noisy here! Take good care and I hope that summer is just around the corner. Again, a super congratulations on the book!

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  4. Thank you. Les Falles sounds like a lot of fun. I wish I were there for some of the paella. With all the noise, I guess you won’t be doing a lot of writing or painting. I look forward to seeing the pictures and catching up on some of your blog posts.

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  5. Yes, Falles is a lot of fun, good food and wonderful art all over the city, and watching the burning of the falles is amazing. Last big Falles was in 2019 (the others were suspended because of the pandemic) now this one will be the first big one again. The last one had 800 falles (sculptures) burned during the night. Not a single fire incident occurred as fire brigades always inspect the area and are on hand. I will post about this as well very soon. All the best.

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  6. Sorry I’m slow getting back to you, Barbara. I was thrilled this morning to see that you had subscribed! I’ve been disappointed that some people I thought would subscribe haven’t, but maybe they’ll eventually come around. Thank you so much for subscribing! I hope you were able to download “Slip Sliding Away” and that you’ll enjoy it even if you don’t usually read historical fiction. I’ll understand if you don’t read it, though. There are several genres that I just can’t get into.


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