J. D. R. Hawkins


J.D.R. Hawkins is an Amazon, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling, award-winning author. She is one of only a few female Civil War authors, uniquely describing the front lines from a Confederate perspective. Her Renegade Series includes A Beautiful Glittering Lie, winner of the John Esten Cooke Fiction Award and the B.R.A.G. Medallion, A Beckoning Hellfire, which is an Amazon bestseller, and A Rebel Among Us, recipient of the 2017 John Esten Cooke Fiction Award. The fourth book in the series, Double-Edged Sword, was just released. These books tell the story of a family from north Alabama who experience immeasurable pain when their lives are dramatically changed by the war. She has published a nonfiction book titled Horses in Gray: Famous Confederate Warhorses. She is currently working on another sequel for the Renegade Series. Ms. Hawkins is a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the International Women’s Writing Guild, Pikes Peak Writers, and Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. She is also an artist and singer/songwriter. Learn more about her at http://jdrhawkins.com.

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A Beautiful Glittering Lie and A Beckoning Hellfire
First two books in the Renegade Series. A Beautiful Glittering Lie: In this historical tale, the naïveté of a young country is tested, a father sacrifices everything to defend his home, and a young man longs for adventure—regardless of the perilous cost. A Beckoning Hellfire: During the bloody American Civil War, the stark reality of death leads one young man on a course of revenge that takes him from his quiet farm in north Alabama to the horrific battlefields of Virginia and Pennsylvania