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Monday, August 10, 2009

So Proud I'm Bust'n My Buttons

A short while ago a friend of my announced the launch of her new publishing company. The news got even better when I heard some of the names she would have working with her. This is woman with steamroller determination and the connections it takes to put together something that is awesome. I have no doubt she will take Valor Publishing to great heights.

Now, Valor is announcing its debut title. It’s everything I’d expect from such wonderful people. As a favor to my friends, and in support of their awesome endeavor, I’m posting their announcement here and letting you in on the special offer. Happy Reading!

Utah State Attorney General Mark Shurtleff’s ground-breaking new novel, “Am I Not A Man: The Dred Scott Story” is now available for preorder at a reduced price.

An illiterate slave, Dred Scott trusted in an all-white, slave-owning jury to declare him free. But after briefly experiencing the glory of freedom and manhood, a new state Supreme Court ordered the cold steel of the shackles to be closed again around his wrists and ankles. Falling to his knees, Dred cried, "Ain't I a man?" Dred answered his own question by rising and taking his fight to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Dred ultimately lost his epic battle when the Chief Justice declared that a black man was so inferior that he had "no rights a white man was bound to respect."

Dred died not knowing that his undying courage led directly to the election of President Abraham Lincoln and the emancipation proclamation.

Dred Scott's inspiring and compelling true story of adventure, courage, love, hatred, and friendship parallels the history of this nation from the long night of slavery to the narrow crack in the door that would ultimately lead to freedom and equality for all men.

You can order your sale-priced, signed and numbered limited edition copy of “Am I Not a Man” by visiting http://www.valorpublishinggroup.com before Labor Day. There are only 5,000 copies of this special edition being printed and once they’re gone, they’re gone … and the sale price ends on Labor Day. You can request that Mark personalize your inscription, and your book will be mailed to you before the stores even get their copies. For more information, visit http://www.valorpublishinggroup.com.


Judaloo said...

This is awesome, Alison! Wouldn't it be awesome to see your book published here as well!

Alison Palmer said...

Hmm, I'm afraid most of my stuff is just a little too worldly for their standards. But, perhaps. Perhaps. :)

Great to hear from you! I hope you're settling in well.