New for 2016!! 

The Dancing Delilahs:

Pauline Cushman & Antonia Ford

Civil War Spies

One spy romanced and married her captor. Another, recruited by the Secret Service, packed a pistol and a hard punch. Antonia Ford and Pauline Cushman were as daring yet desirable as today's action movie heroines. Breaking every rule of genteel society, they joined one side in the conflict while stealthily serving the other

Pauline, an actress by trade, used her skills to enchant army officers as she gathered information on their troops, becoming the only female spy sentenced to hang. Her life a medley of despair and triumph was her best role. Antonia, an expert at reading infantry information, used her beauty, charm and character for her beloved cause. Despite dodging bullets and injury, she too was captured and imprisoned.

Each woman excelled in speaking for one side while acting for the other. Both earned the rank of Major. What could inspire two ordinary women to give up beloved children while risking life and limb? How could they charm battle-hardened soldiers into divulging crucial military plans on one day, and then withstand personal loss and danger the next? Be transported into the real-life world of two legendary women warriors who changed the course of the American Civil War--and our future forever.

This title, a hybrid of historical fiction and romance novel, will appeal to those who seek an introduction to the world of female spies during the Civil War. Pamela Bauer Mueller draws from a variety of sources and relates an interesting and essentially accurate rendition of two attractive young women, a Northerner and a Southerner, who engage in espionage to further their respective causes. The author includes an extensive resource list for further investigation. The research is thorough, and the writing is brisk.
—Thomas J. Ryan, December 2015 Civil War News

  Our newest Award winner!!

 

2016 Los Angeles Book Festival Runner-Up in the Young Adult category!


 Lady Unveiled:

Catharine Greene Miller 

 2014 Great Southeast Book Festival Winner in the Regional Literature category!

2014 San Francisco Book Festival Winner in the Wild Card category!

2014 New York Book Festival Winner in the Young Adult category!

2014 New England Book Festival Runner-Up in the Regional Literature category!

During a compelling life that took her from Rhode Island to Cumberland Island, GA, Kitty Greene broke the bondage of tradition.  Married to the legendary General Nathanael Greene, this controversial, independent woman charmed and inspired living icons: Benjamin Franklin, George and Martha Washington, Henry and Lucy Knox, “Mad” Anthony Wayne and others through the tumultuous times surrounding the Revolutionary War.

Faced with challenges that would unnerve a less resourceful woman, Kitty made a name for herself.  A churning mass of contradictions—beautiful, elegant and intelligent—she also made meaningful contributions to ongoing political discussions led by her husband and his friends.  Drawn to the company of men at social gatherings, Kitty was slandered for bending the rules of propriety.  Yet this enabled her to be instrumental in the development of the age’s most remarkable invention, the cotton gin.  Because of the limitations of her era, she took no credit, giving Eli Whitney all rights of invention.  Founding Mother Catharine Greene Miller's irrepressible spirit and influence altered the history of America.

Pamela Bauer Mueller’s gift, and perhaps her legacy, is to breathe life into historical figures like Kitty and their contemporaries. In her books, these people speak to you. You are privy to their private thoughts. You share their shortcomings, their failures, and their successes. Besides being a fascinating read, this is a well-researched and written book. RECOMMENDED by the USR
—Donna Ford, US Review of Books

Pamela Bauer Mueller has written another excellent historical novel, this time honoring a little-known patriot wife. Mueller did not have to invent an exciting life for her character, since has skillfully unveiled Lady Greene, the loving wife of a Revolutionary War hero.
—Stephen Doster, Award Winning Author

Pamela Mueller is an expert at portraying strong, challenging and well-researched characters.  She delivers magnificently with Kitty Greene—one of our own.
—Thomas Casey Greene - Great-great-great-great nephew of Nathanael Greene

Entertaining and well-researched, Ms. Mueller brings Kitty Littlefield Greene, one of America’s oft-forgotten Founding Patriots, vividly to life through her skillful storytelling.
—David M. Procaccini, President of the Gen. Nathanael Greene Homestead Association

I absolutely loved Lady Unveiled! The story captivated me and is beautifully told. It's evident that a great deal of hard work went into researching this memorable book--and as a history buff I felt rewarded to learn more about lives during Revolutionary times--yet not every author could keep the reader’s attention so aptly. Ms. Mueller’s images are fresh, her words flow smoothly, and I totally enjoyed the ride.
P.J. Shaw/Author of “Voices: Reflections on an American Icon Through Words and Song”

 


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Book Trailer - Splendid Isolation:  The Jekyll Island Millionaires' Club 1888-1942

2011 National Indie Excellence Book Awards Finalist in the Historical Fiction category.

2010 New England Book Festival Runner-up in the Wild Card category.

2010 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Finalist in the Fiction - Historical category.

2010 USA Book News Best Book Award Finalist in the Biography: Historical category.

Piñata Publishing is an independent publishing company dedicated to entertaining, educating, and touching hearts through the magic of reading.

2006/2008/2009 Georgia Author of the Year Pamela Bauer Mueller was raised in Oregon and graduated from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. She worked as a flight attendant for Pan American Airlines before moving to Mexico City where she lived for eighteen years.  Pamela is bicultural as well as bilingual.  She has worked as a model, actress, and an English and Spanish language instructor during her years in Mexico. After returning to the United States, Pamela worked for twelve years as a U.S. Customs Inspector.

After working six years in San Diego, California, she was selected to work a foreign assignment in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  Pamela took an early retirement from U.S. Customs to follow her husband Michael, who received an instructor position at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Brunswick, Georgia.  They reside on Jekyll Island, Georgia with their cats Sukey Spice and Morgan Maurice.  Pamela completed The Kiska Trilogy, Hello, Goodbye, I Love You, Neptune's Honor, An Angry Drum Echoed, Aloha Crossing, Splendid Isolation, Water To My Soul, Lady Unveiled  and The Dancing Delilahs in Georgia.

 

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Pamela Bauer Mueller’s gift, and perhaps her legacy, is to breathe life into historical figures like Kitty and their contemporaries. In her books, these people speak to you. You are privy to their private thoughts. You share their shortcomings, their failures, and their successes. Besides being a fascinating read, this is a well-researched and written book. RECOMMENDED by the USR
—Donna Ford, US Review of Books