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The Twisted Crown by Anita Bunkley is Now Available

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Rinard Publishing



For Immediate Release                                                 

Cypress, TX (September 1, 2018)



The Twisted Crown



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


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