Monday, April 25, 2011

Tom Blubaugh's "Night of the Cossack"

We're happy to have Tom Blubaugh with us today talking about his book Night of the Cossack. To learn more about Tom and his book, read on!

Title: Night of the Cossack
Publisher: Bound by Faith Publishers.

Author recommendations:Tom Blubaugh takes the reader to a neglected time and place in this touching exploration of his own roots. An encouraging story that should inspire appreciation of one's own family heritage. -Author J.B. Cheaney, My Friend the Enemy

In Night of the Cossack, Tom Blubaugh has created an interesting fictional account of a young boy facing a series of tough life-or-death decisions when forced into the life of a Cossack soldier. Readers are sure to be entertained by this tale of Nathan Hertzfield's life, his struggle to maintain the upstanding character and morality set forth by his mother. -Author Michelle Buckman, Christy award finalist

1) How did this story come to you?
Both of my grandfathers passed away before I was born. What little I knew about my maternal grandfather intrigued me. I researched his life for myself and then decided to write about him so my children and grandchildren would know about him. It developed into a novel.

2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
This is definitely a God thing. I helped a friend develop a website for a ministry. He approached me about another site for a Christian publishing company he and his wife were starting. He didn’t know I was writing a fiction novel. I showed him my site which has the first chapter of the novel on it, which he went home and read. He asked to read more and then asked me if he could publish it.

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
I was homeless in 1998; I disliked English in high school; I was not encouraged to read as a child.

4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
I’m working on a novel about how both my maternal grandparents immigrated to America, met, fell in love, married and started a family. I’m also writing a devotional book.

5) Parting comments?
A critique group made a major difference in me as a writer. They were kind and very helpful and encouraged me to write seriously.

6) Where can fans find you on the internet? where you can also read the first chapter.


  1. I love to read historical novels, and this one sounds intriguing. My husband is a retired history teacher who may enjoy this too. So please enter me in the drawing. Thanks so much for writing a book that contains good values and honors the Lord!

  2. Interesting concept, and based on your grandfather's life, sounds like a great read. Thanks for entering me.

    twinwillowsfarm at gmail dot com

  3. Anything can be conqured, conjured, or corrected over a cup of tea. Tea rules!

  4. This book intrigues me. I'm not familiar with Tom's writings. I enjoy historical novels. Thankss for the giveaway and the chance to win his wonderful book. I hope I win.

    Blessed Be,
    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

  5. I love how this book connects with the author's own life. I'm excited to read his first novel!

    kj at karenjordan dot net

  6. i'm interested in reading this story....thanks for the chance :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  7. I too am intrigued with my family history. Both my maternal grandparents died before I was born, and my paternal ones when I was small. A lady did a huge family history on our family and I love reading through it from time to time. I would love to win this book to read another interesting real life tale. Sherri

    sherri5 @ pa dot net

  8. This sounds like an interesting book. Thanks for the chance. I'm an email subscriber.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  9. Thanks for the chance to win this book.
    Charlotte Kay
    charlovesmark at gmail dot com

  10. Wonderful tale of the Lord's hand in helping you publish your book.

    Blessings, Bill

  11. Thanks for all the comments. For those who don't win acopy, it's available on my site as well as hard copy and ebook on and ebook on Barnes & Noble. Tom Blubaugh