Second chance to win a copy of Remembering Adamsville

Remembering Adamsville by the Little Compton Historical SocietyWe have two more copies of Remembering Adamsville to give away!

The current Fieldstone Common episode is an interview with Little Compton, Rhode Island Historical Society Director, Marjory O’Toole about the book Remember Adamsville. This book is the result of a village-wide oral history project.

If you’re connected to Adamsville in Little Compton, Rhode Island or just interested in seeing the end-product of a really well done oral history project then this book is for you!

To qualify to win one of the two copies simply leave a comment on the Fieldstone Common Facebook page with your best tip for doing oral history interviews or projects. If you’re not on Facebook, you can send your tip via the Fieldstone Common contact form.

This is a one-day only giveaway. Post your tip by 9pm EST today, 18 December 2013.

Christmas (& Evidence Explained) is coming early this year!

What could be better than hearing Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, FASG on Fieldstone Common?  Hearing Elizabeth Shown Mills and winning one of her books!

The Give-away

This week I will be giving away FIVE books by Elizabeth Shown Mills:

How to win

In order to win any of the books you must already be signed up for the Fieldstone Common Bonus List (the mailing list).  It just takes a second – sign up here. You can submit entries for all three books (though you’ll only win one) if you like just fulfill the individual requirements (below) for the books. All submissions must be completed by 5pm EST on Wednesday, November 20, 2013.

The Isle of Canes and The Forgotten People

Elizabeth Shown Mills

To win the single copy of either Isle of Canes or The Forgotten People send me an email through the contact form about why you would like to win one of these books.

Evidence Explained

Evidence Explained by Elizabeth Shown Mills

Evidence Explained sells for $56 on  I’d like to give the books out to people who don’t already have a copy of it so I won’t be picking randomly from the mailing list.

To win one of the three copies of Evidence Explained (after you’ve signed up for the Bonus List) you can do one of three things:

  1. Leave a rating & review on the Fieldstone Common iTunes page (if you use a pseudonym on iTunes be sure to email with your name so I know who left the review!)
  2. Tweet about the Interview and the interview link from your twitter account.  (You can use this link: Of course you can shorten it!). Please copy @FieldstoneComm on your tweet.
  3. Share the interview link (see above) from your Facebook or Google+ page. I’m not sure how I will know if you’ve posted to Facebook unless you friend me but we will figure it out.

Preference will be given to those who leave ratings on iTunes!

Enjoy! I am going to have so much fun giving these books out!



Help Me Give You Books!

I love giving away books to the mailing list! I don’t think you should be penalized if you Anniversary Episode Bookscan’t listen live or live outside the United States. Being on the mailing list makes it possible for you to win without listening live.

But I need your help!

When I send out emails to winners each week sometimes I don’t get responses and have a hard time tracking people down.  Then I have to go hunting for people on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, etc and it gets to be a lot of work.

The Easy Answer

To make sure you don’t miss that special email please ensure that is in your address book or on your approved list.

Haven’t signed up yet? You can do that now but make sure you include on your approved list.

Thanks Everyone!


Special First Anniversary Episode – This Week!

Balloons by Alan CleaverLIVE: THURSDAY, 29 August 2013 at 1:00pm EDT

This week on Fieldstone Common we celebrate the first anniversary of Fieldstone Common! Join host Marian Pierre-Louis as she gives away 12 books and a Kindle Paperwhite!


To qualify for the prizes you need to sign up for the mailing list!

Sign up for the Fieldstone Common Malinling List

You must be signed up before Thursday, August 29, 2013 on the Fieldstone Common email list. Four books will be given out to live callers. Eight books and the Kindle Paperwhite will go to subscribers of the mailing list.


This Thursday is your chance to get on the air on Fieldstone Common!

We’ll be celebrating the 1st anniversary of Fieldstone Common and we’d love to have some comments, questions and feedback from the audience.

There are two ways you can send feedback.


Got to On the right hand side of the page you’ll the SEND VOICEMAIL tab. Click that and you’ll be prompted to record a voicemail.


Send an email to and let us know what’s on your mind!

The emails will be read and the voicemails will be played in between giving out 12 books and the grand prize!

The Fieldstone Common audience is so important to making the show a success! Tell us what’s on your mind!

You can also help by spreading the word. Share the link on your Facebook or Google+ page or on Twitter. Thanks so much for supporting the show!



Next Week’s Grand Prize!

Kindle PaperwhiteDuring the August 29, 2013 episode we will be celebrating the 1st Anniversary of Fieldstone Common, the internet radio show dedicated to the history and genealogy of the Northeast. Host Marian Pierre-Louis will be giving away lots of books (see all the titles here).

It was announced today that the Grand Prize will be a Kindle Paperwhite.

The Kindle will be given to one of the Fieldstone Common Email List subscribers. In Sign up for the Fieldstone Common Malinling Listorder to qualify to win you must be signed up before Thursday, August 29, 2013 on the Fieldstone Common email list.


12-Book Giveaway on August 29th!

Anniversary Episode BooksDuring the 1st Anniversary Celebration on August 29th we’ll be giving away 12 books during the one hour episode. Four of the books will be given away to the live audience and eight of the books will go to members of the Fieldstone Common E-Mail list.

You must be signed up for the E-Mail List prior to the episode to qualify to win!

Here are the 12 books we’ll be giving away:

New Englanders in the 1600s by Martin Hollick

The Fairbanks House by Abbot Lowell Cummings

The Legends and Lore of Sleepy Hollow and the Hudson Valley by Jonathan Kruk

When America First Met China by Erica Jay Dolin

Marmee & Louisa by Eve Laplante

The Devil Made Me Do It! by Juliet Haines Mofford

Down East Schooners and Shipmasters by Ingrid Grenon

One Colonial Woman’s World by Michelle Marchetti Coughlin

New England Captives Carried to Canada by Emma Lewis Coleman

For Adam’s Sake by Allegra di Bonaventura

The North End by Alex Goldfeld

Here is Where by Andrew Carroll

Enter the Last Muster Raffle and Support a Good Cause

*** Now extended until Thursday, March 14th ***

Last September the Photo Detective Maureen Taylor was on Fieldstone ComMaureen Taylor, the Photo Detectivemon. During that interview she made a News Breaking announcement regarding her plan to make a documentary film about The Last Muster.

Just last week Maureen and Verissima Productions initiated a Kickstarter campaign to raise seed money for the project. This is project that I believe in. I’ve already made my own pledge.

Here’s a video about the project –

Learn more about the project here.

I hope that Fieldstone Common listeners will consider supporting this worthwhile project.

To encourage that I’ll be raffling off a copy of The Last Muster.  To be eligible to win the book you’ll need to pledge $25 to the kickstarter campaign by Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 6pm.


After you make your pledge leave a comment here or send an email so I’ll know to include your name in the raffle. After 6pm one name will selected to win the book.


Change to the Book Giveaways

If you listened to Fieldstone Common last week you’ve already heard me make booksmention of the change in Book Giveaways.

Going forward I will be giving away two books during the live show.

1) The first book will be given away to a live call-in audience member. The only way to receive this copy is to dial in during the show.

2) The second copy will be announced during the live show but will go to someone who has signed up for the Fieldstone Common email list. This option provides an opportunity for podcast and international listeners to win a copy of the featured book.  To be eligible to win the second copy you need to be signed up for the mailing list before 12:00pm on the day of any show.  The great thing is that members of the mailing list will be in the running each and every week after they initially sign up.

And for live listeners, they will continue to have two chances to win every show – once from dialing in and once from the mailing list!

Need to sign up for the mailing list?



Winner #2 of The Caning

The second copy of The Caning by Stephen Puleo is being given out to a member of the Fieldstone Common mailing list.

I used a random number generator and then selected the person associated with that number based on the order of when people joined.

The winner of the second copy of the The Caning goes to Chris Klauer! Congratulations Chris!

I will be contacting you by email to notify you of your win!

Copyright 2012-2013 Marian Pierre-Louis

Win a Copy of The Caning by Stephen Puleo

Yesterday, I gave away one copy of the The Caning: The Assault that Drove American to Civil War to one of the audience members during the live broadcast.

I’ll be giving the second copy away to a mailing list member so even podcast listeners will have a chance to win.

I recently started a new mailing list for Fieldstone Common. You can read all the details about it here.

In order to win the second copy of The Caning all you need to do is sign up for the mailing list.

I will randomly select a member of the mailing list to receive the copy. (I will use a random number generator on the internet and then select the corresponding mailing list recipient in order of signup.)

Deadline: Signup by Tuesday, February 5, 2013


Copyright 2012-2013 Marian Pierre-Louis