I am excited to let you know that Ravenscraig will be offered as a special promotion this week. From Oct. 10-12 it will be available for free download on Amazon. Click here to download the book….but wait until Wednesday, Oct 1oth, and please be kind enough to send this message on to everyone you know.
So why does a writer support giving a book away for free? The idea is the more people who download the book, the better chance this story, and this author, have of finding a readership. In this new world of enormous strain on traditional publishing combined with the desire for instant access downloads, I think this might be a most welcome manner to get a Canadian story out to a wide audience. I am particularly hopeful that someone in Scotland who lives within driving distance of Ravenscraig Castle might download the book.
You will find a short book trailer at the bottom of this post.
About the book
Romance, scandal, and tragedy grip the lives of two families and threaten to destroy them both in Ravenscraig, by Sandi Krawchenko Altner.
Winner of the 2012 Carol Shields Book Award, Ravenscraig, pitches rich against poor in the height of the immigration boom a century ago. Rupert Willows buries his cruel past and schemes his way to wealth and power when he buys his opulent home, Ravenscraig Hall. Zev Zigman, a devout Jew, mounts a desperate struggle to bring his family out of czarist Russia.
At the center is the feisty Maisie, who hides her Jewish roots to enter the world of “The English” and a better paying future at Ravenscraig. Love, anger and determination fuel the treacherous journey ahead.
About the author:
Sandi Krawchenko Altner is a former television news reporter, anchor, and radio host who enjoyed an award-winning career in broadcasting over two decades in Montreal and Winnipeg. She is a fifth generation descendent of the first colony of Ukrainian immigrants to settle in Manitoba in 1896. Sandi grew up with a keen interest in her roots and a deep love of history. A Jew by choice, she celebrated conversion in 2005.
Sandi moved to Florida in 2001 where her passion for family histories gave rise to her business as a personal historian, and documentary producer. She specializes in interviewing people about their lives and creating tribute video projects. Ravenscraig is her first novel.