My Book Is Out! (And I’m Giving Away Copies)

Heroines of Mercy Street Today is the official publication date for Heroines of Mercy Street. If you pre-ordered the book, you should receive it shortly. If you’ve been waiting for it to appear on the shelves of your local library or independent bookstore, it could be there.* (If it’s not, you can ask them to order it for you. Really.) It’s available for Kindle and NOOK. It’s an audio book.**

In case you can’t tell, I am proud, excited and petrified. I imagine this is how it feels to have your child head off for the first day of kindergarten, or summer camp, or college.

To celebrate, I’m giving away three copies of Heroines of Mercy Street. To enter, leave a comment here on the blog, under the Facebook post where this appears, or send me an e-mail before midnight CST on February 29. You’ll get an extra chance if you attach a photo of the book in the wild.

And just a reminder, we’re also running a giveaway over at Wonders & Marvels. Follow the instructions there to enter. If there is no sign up box, leave a comment.*** (Emails and Facebook won’t count for the Wonders & Marvels giveaway.)

We’ll return to history proper on Friday, I promise. Though we’ll still be hanging out in the Civil War and there may be an occasional announcement about the book attached. Thanks for all your patience, support and bravos in the last few months. It’s been a wild ride.

* Not to mention Barnes & Noble. And Costco–which may sound funny but is a Big Deal.
**No. I’m not the one reading the book.
***We’ve had some technical problems.


  1. HJ on February 16, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    Many congratulations, especially for getting it into so many formats.

  2. Lizzie on February 16, 2016 at 4:12 pm


  3. Mary on February 16, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    Congratulations! I imagine this book took a huge ton of work! What a wonderful accomplishment.

  4. Mary on February 16, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    Congrats on the publication of the book! I am so looking forward to reading it. Mercy Street is one of the best shows I’ve seen in awhile and I love seeing all the work the nurses did during the Civil War!

  5. Lorraine on February 16, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    A red letter day! Your baby will do you proud out in the world. Congratulations.

  6. Brian Centrone on February 16, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    I always say, “It takes a woman,” and Mercy Street proves that. Can’t wait to get my hands on your book! Well done!!!

  7. Mary on February 16, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    Congratulations. Mom is a nurse and is loving the show. She’s very interested in early nursing.

  8. Christy Perry Tuohey on February 16, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    Congratulations on publication! I hope you’ll write a post on how you came to write the book based on the series 🙂

  9. Christy G. Graham Ed.D. on February 16, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    Congratulations. I was going today to get one. I checked earlier and the Joplin Books-a-Million’s employee told me the date of release. However, that doesn’t mean the book will be there.

    The little cabin on Sunday’s night’s episode could have been a scene from Wilson’s Creek!

    Thank you for the strong female characters.

  10. Laurie Blum on February 16, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    Would love to read and review your new book

  11. Mary Conway on February 16, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    Congratulations, Pam! What a big accomplishment. Can’t wait to read it. I couldn’t be more thrilled for you!


  12. Nancy Saunders on February 16, 2016 at 10:18 pm


    It would have been a treat to have you reading your own book, but I can understand how that would get to be too too too much.
    (You’ve only been living with it exclusively during your working hours for hmmm, how long?)

    I wish all the best success to you and your ‘child.’

  13. Avalon Sands on February 16, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    Congratulations, the book looks great. I’ll have to see if it’s in my local bookstore.

  14. Lena Hittelman on February 16, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    Congratulations, Pam. Such a lot of work in so short a time. So proud of you. I know it will do well.

  15. Miriam Kahn on February 16, 2016 at 11:58 pm

    Congratulations on the release of your book. I’m enjoying the PBS series and look forward to reading the book. Of course, I’d love to win a copy.

  16. Michael Walker on February 17, 2016 at 12:13 am

    Congratulations!! Have enjoy the Mercy series on PBS. Would love a copy of the book.

  17. Julianne Douglas on February 17, 2016 at 12:16 am

    Just wanted to say how much I LOVE the series and am so looking forward to reading the history behind the show. Best wishes for the launch!

  18. Gerry Toler on February 17, 2016 at 1:08 am

    Got our copy today at B&N in SGF.

    Bravo, Tiger!

  19. Debbie Browning on February 17, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Congratulations! Looking forward to reading it!

  20. Bart Ingraldi on February 17, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    I already preordered and keep checking the mail box!

  21. Carrie Ann Lahain on February 18, 2016 at 2:07 am

    Congrats! You should be incredibly proud!

  22. Paul Hancq on February 21, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    How exciting. Congratulations! I haven’t read it yet, but I bet it’s a great book.

  23. Brittany Nickerson on February 22, 2016 at 3:22 am

    Congratulations!! I know it’s been a thrill ride for you. It takes a lot of courage and dedication to write a book. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy! I absolutely LOVE learning new information about the Civil War and Mercy Street has given me an insight into the nursing side of it.

  24. Vanessa on February 23, 2016 at 12:35 am

    Just discovered and am enjoying your site.

  25. Marina De Pablo on February 24, 2016 at 1:15 am

    I can’t wait to read your book!

  26. Susan W on February 25, 2016 at 2:18 am

    Congratulations on. the publication of your book!

  27. Ned Kimbriel on March 13, 2016 at 1:25 am

    And I d do just about anything for a signed copy. If I send a Beyonce to knock on random peoples doors would that get me one? How about putting my kid in a ballet dress and giving her a toy gun and putting her on top of a car, ready for the apocalypse?

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