My Historical Novel Charcoal and Chalk

America has just fought the Civil War and young John Ogilvie, fresh from Scotland, is captivated with the noble idea of teaching the freed slaves. Sent to Texas by the American Missionary Association he lands in the middle of trouble. Battling hate, a deadly epidemic, and shady politics, he is rewarded by devoted scholars and the love of a woman. A novel based on an actual teacher of the freedmen and his letters and documents, the story brings to life the sacrifices and challenges of these devoted and little-known missionaries.

You can read more about the book here.

A Little About the Author

Flora Beach Burlingame has traded her eleven acres in the central California foothills for the 55+ community of Trilogy in Redmond, Washington. There she is meeting new friends, continues her love of music by singing in the Trilogy Singers, keeps fit by walking with a vigorous group of ladies and enjoys exploring the Northwest. She is busy working on her second historical novel based on John Ogilvie’s continued passion for a worthy cause – women’s suffrage.