The pivotal event of this novel is the Massacre at Fort Mims, the 200th anniversary of which takes place August 30, 2013. I would think there would be a lot of interest in a novel set in that environment that includes much of the genealogy, and human drama of that time. Most venues have already booked their speakers. I am excited about sharing this fascinating history and do hope I have the opportunity to do so.
I learned to love history through historical fiction. Sharing the perspective of those who actually lived the events made the times come alive for me so much better than the just-the-facts, dry bones, non-fiction did. As the Massacre at Fort Mims is indeed a part of the War of 1812, I would hope there would be interest in libraries, museums, etc., book clubs, etc. I just wish I knew how to work closer to the marketing department on arranging all of this without stepping on anyone's toes!