New Novel Follows a Southern Family’s Growth During the Civil War

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Jordan McClung announces the release of "War Starter."

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Author Jordan McClung returns to the publishing scene with the release of “War Starter” (published by AuthorHouse), a novel charting the journey one family as they grow shadowed by the Civil War.

“War Starter” introduces the MacGregor family and centers on their struggles at the time. Reverend MacGregor, Charleston minister and planter, is organically committed to the rightness of the Old Testament and the Southern “way of life,” both morally and practically. However, throughout life’s challenges, both his experience and inner shifts gradually change his outlook to some extent.

Inspired from the author’s family lore, and national and regional history, “War Starter” reflects on human folly, self-deception, and human inclination to violence and domination. Ultimately, through the book, McClung aims to impart to readers a call to resist rigid thinking.

A snippet from “War Starter” reads:
Ba’al’s face shows true compassion now. His rigid bronze frame bends, inclines toward the humble Low Country preacher. His voice, now lower, gentler: “Whatever already is and has been—thunder that asunder.” Do his bronze lips move? Has his superhuman speech acquired a slight trace of Charleston Geechee?

To purchase and know more about the book, readers can visit

“War Starter”
By Jordan McClung
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 374 pages | ISBN 9781728314297
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 374 pages | ISBN 9781728314303
E-Book | 374 pages | ISBN 9781728314426
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Jordan McClung was born in Tampa and grew up in South Carolina. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina and a doctorate degree from the University of North Carolina.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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