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  1. Rinard Publishing 26306 Opal Hollow Lane Cypress, TX 77433 281-256-9804 http://www.rinardpublishing.com For Immediate Release October 10, 2018 Rinard Publishing (Cypress, TX) ….The Twisted Crown, a new historical novel by Anita Bunkley, has been recognized by Literary Titan as a 2018 Literary Titan Silver Book Award winner! “The Literary Titan Book Award is bestowed on books that expertly deliver complex characters, intricate worlds, and thought provoking themes. The ease with which the story is told is a reflection of the author’s talent in exercising fluent, powerful, and appropriate language..The Twisted Crown deserves extraordinary praise.” Thomas Anderson, Editor In Chief, Literary Titan Released September 1, 2018, The Twisted Crown is inspired by the life of the author’s great-great grandfather, it takes readers from the bustling streets of Boston at the height of the Abolitionist movement to the war-ravaged landscape of Reconstruction-era South Carolina. It’s 1867. The Civil War and slavery have ended. South Carolina remains in near ruin and the federal government’s attempt to reconstruct the political and cultural environment of the former rebel state is underway. Into that unfamiliar and turbulent environment travels Eva Phillips, a woman of spirit and determination, who undertakes a remarkable journey where she is drawn into a dangerous web of lies, theft, and murder. The Twisted Crown (ISBN: 978-0-9624012-4-4) is now available from Amazon in Trade Paperback ($14.95) and Kindle eBook ($9.99), and Barnes & Noble Nook ($14.95). Anita Bunkley’s twenty-nine year literary career has produced novels that introduce readers to unique periods of history from the Afro-centric point of few. Reviewers and fans refer to her novels as sweeping sagas that are extremely entertaining—embraced for their historical accuracy, strong romantic themes, and vivid characterizations of people of color in periods not widely showcased in literary works. Anita is an NAACP IMAGE AWARD nominee, a member of the TEXAS INSTITUE OF LETTERS, winner of the favorite Author Award from Go On Girl Book Club, and a recipient of a Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times Magazine. A native of Columbus, Ohio, Anita lives in Cypress, TX with her husband, Crawford. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Mount Union College, Alliance, Ohio. Additional books by Anita Bunkley from Rinard Publishing: Emily, The Yellow Rose (ISBN: 978-09624012-2-0) and A Thousand Steps (ISBN: 978-0962012-3-7). Contact: James Board for author interviews, book signings, and additional information Email: jamesboard@rinardpublishing.com -30-
  2. Rinard Publishing http://www.rinardpublishing.com For Immediate Release Cypress, TX (September 1, 2018) The Twisted Crown NEW HISTORICAL NOVEL TELLS THE STORY OF A BLACK WOMAN LIVING IN SOUTH CAROLINA AFTER THE CIVIL WAR AND SLAVERY HAVE JUST ENDED Now available in Trade Paperback, Kindle eBook, and Nook “The Twisted Crown, the newest historical novel by Anita Bunkley, is a fascinating look into the post-Civil War South focused on a free black woman from the North..highly recommend joining Eva Phillips on her exciting voyage to the land of her birth and learning more about the United States’ most interesting periods of history.” Literary Titan “FOUR STARS” “The Twisted Crown delves into various social, political, and cultural facets of African American history …. the power of fictional experience based on real events successfully empowers a story that proves multifaceted and hard to put down.” Diane Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Mid-Western Review of Books “A gripping historical novel.” BookBub “… a well-turned piece of historical fiction that seamlessly weaves together real events that happened during the Civil War and the reconstruction years” AuthorsReading.com “... a layered exploration of family, loss, and love that deftly interweaves the socioeconomic, political, and racial tensions in Northern and Southern states during and after the Civil War.” The BookLife Prize Inspired by the life of the author’s great-great grandfather, The Twisted Crown takes readers from the bustling streets of Boston at the height of the Abolitionist movement to the war-ravaged landscape of Reconstruction-era South Carolina. It’s 1867. The Civil War and slavery have ended. South Carolina remains in near ruin and the federal government’s attempt to reconstruct the political and cultural environment of the former rebel state is underway. Into that unfamiliar and turbulent environment travels Eva Phillips, a woman of spirit and determination, who undertakes a remarkable journey where she is drawn into a dangerous web of lies, theft, and murder. The Twisted Crown is “…an intriguing and enlightening story of a black woman’s remarkable journey during a pivotal time in America’s history. A well told story.“ Everett Prewitt, Award-winning Author eprewitt.com The Twisted Crown (ISBN: 978-0-9624012-4-4) is now available from Amazon in Trade Paperback ($14.95) and Kindle eBook ($9.99), and Barnes & Noble Nook ($14.95). Anita Bunkley’s twenty-nine year literary career has produced novels that introduce readers to unique periods of history from the Afro-centric point of few. Reviewers and fans refer to her novels as sweeping sagas that are extremely entertaining—embraced for their historical accuracy, strong romantic themes, and vivid characterizations of people of color in periods not widely showcased in literary works. Anita is an NAACP IMAGE AWARD nominee, a member of the TEXAS INSTITUE OF LETTERS, winner of the favorite Author Award from Go On Girl Book Club, and a recipient of a Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times Magazine. A native of Columbus, Ohio, Anita lives in Cypress, TX with her husband, Crawford. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Mount Union College, Alliance, Ohio. Additional books by Anita Bunkley from Rinard Publishing: Emily, The Yellow Rose (ISBN: 978-09624012-2-0) and A Thousand Steps (ISBN: 978-0962012-3-7). Contact: James Board for author interviews, book signings, and additional information Email: jamesboard@rinardpublishing.com -END-
  3. Rinard Publishing would like to submit for review, The Twisted Crown (ISBN:978-0-9624012-4-4), a new novel of historical fiction by Anita Bunkley. Publication Date: September 1, 2018 Synopsis: Eva Phillips, a spirited young woman from Boston, travels into Post-Civil War South Carolina to search for the mother who gave her away. Her bold decision to trek across the ravaged South places Eva at the center of a dangerous web of lies, theft, and murder, entangling her in the lives of a black political activist fighting for the rights of the newly freed slaves, a handsome northern Carpetbagger out to profit from the chaos, a mysterious mulatto leading a double life, and a gutsy lady gambler who helps Eva discover love, peace, and acceptance in the chaotic war-torn environment. Amazon for Trade Paperback ($14.95) or Kindle eBook ($9.99) Barnes & Noble Nook ($14.99) Anita Bunkley was selected as one of the "Fifty Favorite Authors of the 20th Century" by AALBC, "Favorite Author Award" from Go On Girl Book Club, a recipient of a Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times Magazine, and is an NAACP IMAGE AWARD Nominee. Other books by Anita Bunkley from Rinard Publishing: Emily, The Yellow Rose (ISBN:978-09624012-2-0) and A Thousand Steps (ISBN: 978-09624012-3-7). We hope you will enjoy reading The Twisted Crown! Contact: jamesboard@rinardpublishing.com for more information about The Twisted Crown or to order a review copy. www.rinardpublishing.com
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