Author and Playright Michael Price Nelson
Michael Price Nelson. Author. Playright.

Hello, and thanks for stopping by my site! I hope you’ve enjoyed my first novel, The Lincoln Moon, which was as released in September 2020 and is now available through bookstores, Amazon and Audible. Recently, I’ve been contacted by book club readers who ask if I have a discussion guide for The Lincoln Moon. To be honest, that had actually never occurred to me. In lieu of that, however, I am available to participate (virtually) with your book club’s discussion via Zoom or FaceTime. It’s been a great experience. I’ve met a range of readers from across the country and from all walks of life. So if this something that interests you, please feel free to contact me through my email to book a time I can chat with your group!

The pandemic, family matters, and a busy travel schedul) have cut into my writing time, but I am plugging away at  my next novel, so please “stay tuned!’ If you liked my first attempt, please sign up to my mailing list so we can be in touch

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“A wonderful slice of American history – Beautifully written.”

Fannie Flagg, best-selling author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

An innocent child. A nation defined by slavery. A trial that could end a young man’s life.Cass County, Illinois, 1858. Nine-year-old Scrump Armstrong’s days are centered around his tight-knit family. But after stumbling across a Black man lynched on their property, the youngster’s world changes forever. And as his parents join the Underground Railroad, he fears suspicious neighbors could uncover their dangerous secret. Idolizing his older brother, Scrump is terrified when the nineteen-year-old is suddenly accused of killing their neighbor… and his conviction will surely end in hanging. His only hope for acquittal rests in the letter his ailing father sends off to a prominent friend, the lawyer Abraham Lincoln. Will Scrump’s prayers be answered by Honest Abe? The Lincoln Moon is a heartwarming historical fiction. If you like stories based on true events, compelling mysteries, and faith-filled characters, then you’ll love this captivating page-turner

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