New Award Winner for 2018!
A Shadow of Hope:
The Story of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd
Dr. Samuel Mudd, a simple country doctor, found himself caught up in the vagaries of history, loss, betrayal and unimaginable deprivation. He paid the consequences for treating the broken leg of President Lincoln’s assassin—an unjust conviction based on political expedience—and imprisonment in Fort Jefferson on a remote island in the Gulf of Mexico. Deprived of liberty, bound in chains and banished from home and family, he spent four years living under appalling conditions.
Then the yellow fever epidemic swept through the island prison. Dr. Mudd battled the disease ceaselessly to save those who imprisoned him, before falling victim himself. After the epidemic had run its course, 300 surviving soldiers signed a petition to President Johnson to free Dr. Mudd. Yet he continued to fight relentlessly to gain his release through the federal judicial system. Through it all, he maintained his strong principles, humanity and most importantly, his hope.
2018 National Indie Excellence Award Finalist in the Faction category!
2018 Great Southeast Book Festival Winner in the Regional Literature category!
2018 Eric Hoffer Award National Finalist in the Young Adult category!
2018 San Francisco Book Festival Winner in the Wild Card category and Honorable Mention in the Young Adult Category!
I received your book, “A Shadow of Hope” with your autograph as a Christmas gift from my son. I have just finished reading it and want to tell you how much I enjoyed it. I am a retired police officer and spent the last 8 years of my career as criminal investigator for the county state’s attorney. I tell you that because I know how difficult and tedious it is to gather accurate information about people and circumstances especially historical info. Your book is about history and most history books are documented and boring. Your book is seemingly accurate as well as telling a compelling story. I think you did a great job and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.
Catharine Greene Miller
2014 Great Southeast Book Festival Winner in the Regional Literature category!
2014 San Francisco Book Festival Winner in the Wild Card category!
2014 New York Book Festival Winner in the Young Adult category!
2014 New England Book Festival Runner-Up in the Regional Literature category!
During a compelling life that took her from Rhode Island to Cumberland Island, GA, Kitty Greene broke the bondage of tradition. Married to the legendary General Nathanael Greene, this controversial, independent woman charmed and inspired living icons: Benjamin Franklin, George and Martha Washington, Henry and Lucy Knox, “Mad” Anthony Wayne and others through the tumultuous times surrounding the Revolutionary War.
Faced with challenges that would unnerve a less resourceful woman, Kitty made a name for herself. A churning mass of contradictions—beautiful, elegant and intelligent—she also made meaningful contributions to ongoing political discussions led by her husband and his friends. Drawn to the company of men at social gatherings, Kitty was slandered for bending the rules of propriety. Yet this enabled her to be instrumental in the development of the age’s most remarkable invention, the cotton gin. Because of the limitations of her era, she took no credit, giving Eli Whitney all rights of invention. Founding Mother Catharine Greene Miller's irrepressible spirit and influence altered the history of America.
Pamela Bauer Mueller’s gift, and perhaps her legacy, is to breathe life into historical figures like Kitty and their contemporaries. In her books, these people speak to you. You are privy to their private thoughts. You share their shortcomings, their failures, and their successes. Besides being a fascinating read, this is a well-researched and written book. RECOMMENDED by the USR
Pamela Bauer Mueller has written another excellent historical novel, this time honoring a little-known patriot wife. Mueller did not have to invent an exciting life for her character, since has skillfully unveiled Lady Greene, the loving wife of a Revolutionary War hero.
Pamela Mueller is an expert at portraying strong, challenging and well-researched characters. She delivers magnificently with Kitty Greene—one of our own.
Entertaining and well-researched, Ms. Mueller brings Kitty Littlefield Greene, one of America’s oft-forgotten Founding Patriots, vividly to life through her skillful storytelling.
I absolutely loved Lady Unveiled! The story captivated me and is beautifully told. It's evident that a great deal of hard work went into researching this memorable book--and as a history buff I felt rewarded to learn more about lives during Revolutionary times--yet not every author could keep the reader’s attention so aptly. Ms. Mueller’s images are fresh, her words flow smoothly, and I totally enjoyed the ride.
Our best seller!!
2011 National Indie Excellence Book Awards Finalist in the Historical Fiction category.
2010 New England Book Festival Runner-up in the Wild Card category.
2010 USA Book News Best Book Award Finalist in the Biography: Historical category.
Piñata Publishing is an independent publishing company dedicated to entertaining, educating, and touching hearts through the magic of reading.
2006/2008/2009 Georgia Author of the Year Pamela Bauer Mueller was raised in Oregon and graduated from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. She worked as a flight attendant for Pan American Airlines before moving to Mexico City where she lived for eighteen years. Pamela is bicultural as well as bilingual. She has worked as a model, actress, and an English and Spanish language instructor during her years in Mexico. After returning to the United States, Pamela worked for twelve years as a U.S. Customs Inspector.
After working six years in San Diego, California, she was selected to work a foreign assignment in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Pamela took an early retirement from U.S. Customs to follow her husband Michael, who received an instructor position at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Brunswick, Georgia. They reside on Jekyll Island, Georgia with their cats Sukey Spice and Morgan Maurice. Pamela completed The Kiska Trilogy, Hello, Goodbye, I Love You, Neptune's Honor, An Angry Drum Echoed, Aloha Crossing, Splendid Isolation, Water To My Soul, Lady Unveiled and The Dancing Delilahs in Georgia.
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