Thursday, June 23, 2011

Blog Tour: Ami Blackwelder

Welcome to The Wormhole and my stop on the 
Ami Blackwelder Blog Tour!
The tour is featuring both The Shifters 2040 and The Day The Flowers Died.  

Guest Post:

Five Star Review: The Day the Flowers Died is a Wonderful Holistic Love story. This book is a rare historical romance told with flare and passion. When I first received it I thought that it was going to be a dark and introspective sort of history of two people...but it is so much more.
This book, which is fiction relates what it would have been like for two people, with totally opposing cultures, who fell in love at the beginning of one of the darkest periods in history...pre- war Germany. Ami has enormous talent and she delivers a love story that is not only profound, but engaging. I couldn’t put the book down and I am a very busy person with almost no time to read...I almost wished I had gotten the audio version. This is a must read for those that want to escape to another will change something deep inside of you in a very positive way. Well done Ami!
Thank you, Jeff Andrews Executive Vice President IPC Technologies, Inc.
                                                        Why did I write this novel?

Many people ask me at book events how this book came to did I know what to write about during a time period I never lived.

Simply, I had a dream. The love between the two characters in my dream was so intense nothing felt more real. So, I wrote about their story, the story I felt in my night in Thailand while working as a teacher.

Scouring the internet for history and youtube videos of that time period, I was easily saturated with images, sounds, and dialogue from that time period.

Old videos of the German President, and Hitler and even some musicians and swing performers helped to recreate pre war world II Germany.  I also found a lot of propaganda from the 30's.

I also heard stories from people who went through it, stories I read about and stories from other people.

What people don't realize is that the discrimination of not only the Jews, but a plethora of peoples, began much earlier that when hitler became chancellor in '34.

The Nazi party spread their ideology as early as the twenties, ripping apart German cities.

I hope everyone who reads this novel feels as much for these two lovers as I did in my dream and feel the wake of destruction the Nazi party thrust upon countless people. 

Thanks for stopping by!
You can buy Ami Blackwelders books at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
The next stop on the tour: June 24 – Ami Blackwelder’s Website