Today is Loving Day. A celebration in recognition of the 1969 U.S. Supreme Court ruling nullifying anti-miscegenation laws all over the United States. I’m not sure when I first became aware of Loving Day and its significance, but I think it was sometime in the mid-nineties. Certainly I was cognizant of it on December 4, 1999, which was my own “loving day.” The day I married the most honorable man I know, Whit Holcomb. And here’s the thing, on my wedding day my marriage was actually illegal in my home state of Alabama. It was not until 2002 that interracial marriage became legal there, and then only by a 60% margin. Obviously the vote was only pro forma, but still, it still strikes as odd that in my own lifetime people are still struggling with such a basic freedom as the right to choose who you marry.
My own love life has always been a strong influence on the stories I write. No, none of my books are autobiographical, though certainly I’ve written heroes that remind me of my husband. The hero of my latest book Thad Hollister has a lot in common with my husband, so to honor that I’m giving away a copy of Superstar in today’s Loving Day bloghop. Be sure to enter the rafflecopter for your chance to win, and hop over to all the blogs to check out the tremendous array of prizes. Good luck, and always, thank you so much for being a fan.
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Other Authors Participating in the Swirl Awards Loving Day Blog Hop
Kianna Alexander – http://authorkiannaalexander.com/blog-2/
Sydney Arrison – http://sydneyarrison.blogspot.com/
Koko Brown – http://kokobrown.net/category/blog
Sam Cheever – http://wp.me/p4fZuP-xw
Shyla Colt – http://www.shylacolt.com/blog
Alexa Day – http://alexajday.com
Stacy-Deanne – http://stacydeanne1.wordpress.com
Dahlia DeWinters – http://thesultryscribe.com/historic-interracial-couples.html
Lena Hart – http://scatblogging.blogspot.com
Roslyn Hardy Holcomb – http://roslynhardyholcomb.com
M J Kane – http://mjkanemedia.com/blog
Maya Lairis – http://myasden.blogspot.com
Rae Lori – http://raelori.blogspot.com
Fiona McGrier – http://www.fionamcgier.com
Lisa G. Riley – http://lisagriley.com
Roxie Rivera – http://www.roxieriverawriter.com/news/why-not
Romance Novels in Color – http://romancenovelsincolor.com
Keisha Robertson – http://startswithakesh.com
Eve Vaughn – http://www.evevaughn.com/blog/
6 thoughts on “Happy Loving Day 2014!!! Win Fabulous Prizes”
Enjoyed the blog!
Stopping by to share some BlogHop Love! I don’t believe I’ve read any of your books, but definitely see a couple I want to check out!
Interracial marriage was illegal in Alabama until 2002?! Unbelievable. Thanks for sharing your story, Roslyn.
Thank you helping us celebrate Loving Day
This was a really nice post. I know that the law in Alabama was an old law in the state Constitution that they couldn’t apply anymore due to the Loving decision but it is still sad that only 60% of people voted to repeal it.