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Jocelyn Green Brings {Hi}Story to Life, 2 PM, July 28, 2019 in Woodbury, MN

July 28, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT

Join award-winning author Jocelyn Green as she brings {Hi}Story to Life! Jocelyn will talk about how she approaches writing her historical fiction novels at a special grand opening author event at the new Woodbury, Minnesota, Barnes & Noble store on Sunday, July 28, 2–3 PM CST with book signing to follow.

To reserve your seat, please RSVP no later than July 24. Seats are limited to the first 30 people who reserve tickets.

Reserved ticket holders please arrive by 1:45 PM. Jocelyn’s talk will begin at 2:00. The booksigning is open to the public and will run from 3–4.

This special event is sponsored by Elva Resa Publishing in partnership with the Woodbury Barnes & Noble and will take place at the NEW STORE LOCATION:

City Place Shopping Center
375 Radio Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125
Near the 94 and Radio Drive interchange, next to Whole Foods.

(Reserved seats, limited to 30, please arrive by 1:45)

Historical Fiction: Bring the Story in {Hi}Story to Life
How do we transform the dusty textbook past into a living, breathing world that lifts right off the page? After identifying the top reasons people read historical fiction, we’ll explore how to satisfy their hopes for an immersive setting, historical integrity, nuanced characters, and timeless truths. With strategies, examples, and a few cautions, you’ll come away with new ways to approach and appreciate historical fiction. This session will appeal to readers and writers alike.

(Open to the public, the following books will be available for purchase)

Between Two Shores (Jocelyn’s latest novel)
The daughter of a Mohawk mother and French father in 1759 Montreal, Catherine Duval would rather remain neutral in a world tearing itself apart. Content to trade with both the French and the British, Catherine is pulled into the Seven Years’ War against her wishes when her British ex-fiancé, Samuel Crane, is taken prisoner by her father. Samuel claims he has information that could help end the war, and he asks Catherine to help him escape. Peace appeals to Catherine, even if helping the man who broke her heart does not. But New France is starving, and she and her loved ones may not survive another winter of conflict-induced famine. When the dangers of war arrive on her doorstep, Catherine and Samuel flee by river toward the epicenter of the battle between England and France. She and Samuel may impact history, but she fears the ultimate cost will be higher than she can bear.

The Mark of the King (Jocelyn’s Christy Award-winning novel)
After being imprisoned and branded for the death of her client, midwife Julianne Chevalier trades her life sentence for exile to the fledgling 1720s French colony of Louisiana, where she hopes to be reunited with her brother, serving there as a soldier. To make the journey, though, women must be married, and Julianne is forced to wed a fellow convict. In New Orleans, tragedy strikes, and Julianne must find her way in this dangerous, rugged land, despite never being able to escape the king’s mark on her shoulder that brands her a criminal beyond redemption.

Jocelyn Green inspires faith and courage as the award-winning and bestselling author of numerous fiction and nonfiction books, including The Mark of the King; Wedded to WarStories Around the Table: Laughter, Wisdom, and Strength in Military Life, which she coauthored with fellow military family writers; and The 5 Love Languages Military Edition, which she coauthored with bestselling author Dr. Gary Chapman. Her books have garnered starred reviews from Booklist and Publishers Weekly, and have been honored with the Christy Award, the gold medal from the Military Writers Society of America, and the Golden Scroll Award from the Advanced Writers & Speakers Association. She graduated from Taylor University in Upland, Indiana, with a B.A. in English, concentration in writing. She loves Mexican food, Broadway musicals, strawberry rhubarb pie, the color red, and reading with a cup of tea. Jocelyn lives with her husband Rob and two children in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Visit her at JocelynGreen.com.

While there is no cost to attend, seating at the presentation is limited to ticket holders. There will be standing room for attendees without reserved seats. Please come to the fiction area in the back of the store.


July 28, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT


Barnes & Noble Woodbury
375 Radio Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125 United States
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