Understanding Cemetery Symbols – book release August 19th!
After a lifetime of exploring historic graveyards and several years of earnest research, I’m releasing Understanding Cemetery Symbols: A Field Guide for Historic Graveyards on August 19th, 2017. Hooray!
Interviews, Reviews & News for Understanding Cemetery Symbols:
As interviews happen and reviews roll in for my new book,Understanding Cemetery Symbols , I’ll share them on this page. Here’s what’s happened, so far:
Laura Irrgang a.k.a. the Rhinestone Armadillo
Laura Irrgang gave me and my upcoming book a lovely shout out over on her blog, the Rhinestone Armadillo. (I love rhinestones, armadillos, and Laura!)
Blog Interview by Julie Reeser: Author Tui Snider
Julie’s a poet, so our interview veers into some thoughtful areas, such as why people travel and why a trip to historic graveyard can be such good fun for young and old.
Radio Interview: Bridging the Paranormal with Becky Vickers
I had a blast chatting about historic graveyards on KCOR Radio with host, Becky Vickers. The hour flew by, but she got me talking about how to identify different Saints and angels, grave robbing, and funny epitaphs.
Blog Interview with Deb Atwood on Pen in Her Hand
In this written interview, I share a scary event from my childhood that took place in a historic cemetery. Perhaps my fascination started then?
Dear Texas Radio Special Authors Marketing with Tui Snider
Click the link above to hear my interview on Dear Texas Radio. It was fun! (If you like it, please give it a thumbs up on YouTube.)
The ebook is already a #1 best seller!
It only took a few hours for the ebook version of Understanding Cemetery Symbols to climb the charts and hit #1 on Amazon as you can see from image on the left. Exciting, eh?
Interview: Tui Snider: New Book Release! – I was interviewed about Understanding Cemetery Symbols by fellow author, Donna B. McNicol. Click the link to read it!
Interview: Tui Snider – Featured Author on Lone Star Literary Life – I was thrilled to be the featured on Lone Star Literary Life recently! (I’m a big fan of their site. They’ve even got a map of the Top 10 Bookish Bookish Destinations in Texas. Talk about a fun road trip tool!)
Ebooks and Paperbacks are 1/2 price for a limited time!
Understanding Cemetery Symbols is available for pre-order on Amazon. Right now, the paperback version is only $9.99. I’ll be raising that to $19.99 in the next few weeks, however. (The ebook is a steal right now, too, at a mere $2.99. That price goes up soon, too.) The prices are ridiculously low so I can launch the book with a big splash. So if you want a deal, grab it now!
Please check out this 30-second book trailer:
What’s the book about?
Here’s the current blurb for my book Understanding Cemetery Symbols :
Graveyards don’t exist merely to shelter the dead. They also nurture the living. As strange as it sounds, America s garden cemeteries were our nation’s first public parks! People used to visit graveyards not just to mourn the dead, but to have a fun day in nature.
More and more of America’s cemeteries are applying for arboretum status and being placed on the historical register. Many now offer tours, annual festivals and events which run the gamut from jazz picnics, birding, costumed reenactments, performances of Shakespeare, and more.
Along with this renewed appreciation for historic cemeteries, comes the realization that we have forgotten the meaning behind many of the symbols and acronyms our ancestors left on their headstones.
Tui Snider s book, Understanding Cemetery Symbols, describes the meaning behind the symbols and architecture found in the historic graveyards of America.
History buffs, genealogists, ghost hunters and other curiosity seekers will gain a deeper appreciation for and understanding of these messages from the dead with a copy of her book on their shelf, or better yet, in their hands, as they explore America’s open-air museums for themselves! (For more info, click here.)
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