Please join Kim Rendfeld as she tours virtually for The Ashes of Heaven's Pillar from August 28, 2014 - September 30, 2014.
Can love triumph over war? 772 AD: Charlemagne’s battles in Saxony have left Leova with nothing but her two children, Deorlaf and Sunwynn. Her beloved husband died in combat. Her faith lies shattered in the ashes of Irminsul, the Pillar of Heaven. The relatives obligated to defend her and her family sell them into slavery instead. Set against a backdrop of historic events, including the destruction of the Irminsul, The Ashes of Heaven’s Pillar explores faith, friendship, and justice. This companion to Kim Rendfeld’s acclaimed The Cross and the Dragon tells the story of an ordinary family in extraordinary circumstances.
“Carolingian Europe comes alive in Kim Rendfeld’s sweeping story of family and hope, set against the Saxon Wars. Her transportive and triumphant novel immerses us in an eighth century world that feels both mystical and starkly real.” —Jessica Brockmole, author of Letters from Skye
“A captivating historical filled with rich detail, compelling characters, and a well-paced plot that keeps the pages turning to its very satisfying end. A true delight for fans of historical fiction. I couldn’t put it down.” —Susan Spann, author of The Shinobi Mysteries
Read the first chapter of The Ashes of Heaven's Pillar at Kim Rendfeld's website.
VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR SCHEDULE
Friday, August 29
Guest Post at JaffaReadsToo
Sunday, August 31
Interview at Random Bits of Fascination
Tuesday, September 2
Interview and Giveaway at Writer Writer Pants on Fire
Wednesday, September 3
Review at A Book Geek
Thursday, September 4
Guest Post and Giveaway at A Bit of Mel Time
Friday, September 5
Interview at The Things that Catch my Eye
Monday, September 8
Guest Post at Spann of Time
Tuesday, September 9
Review at Oh For the Hook of a Book
Friday, September 12
Review at Reflections of a Reader
Sunday, September 14
Interview and Giveaway at Unusual Historicals
Monday, September 15
Guest Post at Jessica Knauss
Tuesday, September 16
Giveaway at The Bookworm
Wednesday, September 24
Contributing Post at English Historical Fiction Authors
Thursday, September 25
Guest Post at Regina Jeffers
Friday, September 26
Interview with Ginger Myrick
Monday, September 29
Interview with Karen Randau
Tuesday, September 30
Guest Post at Fall in Love with History
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kim Rendfeld has a lifelong fascination with fairy tales and legends, which set her on her quest to write The Cross and the Dragon and its companion, The Ashes of Heaven’s Pillar.
She grew up in New Jersey and attended Indiana University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and English, with a minor in French. If it weren't for feminism, she would be one of those junior high English teachers scaring the bejesus out of her students, correcting grammar to the point of obnoxiousness. Instead, her career has been in journalism, public relations, and fiction.
Kim was a journalist for almost twenty years at Indiana newspapers and won several awards from the Hoosier State Press Association. Her career changed in 2007, when she joined the marketing and communications team at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. She gets paid to agonize over commas and hyphens, along with suggesting ways to improve writing, and thoroughly enjoys it. She is proud to have been part of projects that have received national recognition.
She lives in Indiana with her husband, Randy, and their spoiled cats. She and Randy have a daughter and three granddaughters.