My goal, or at least one of them, in writing the books I do, is precisely this. I want to invade your comfort zone.
I want you to love the characters and the writing style, but I also want you to learn about a time and a people you may know little about.
This is why I write about African-American history. There is so much I never learned. I imagine it is the same for many of you. I can go on at length on this subject, and I may at some other time. For now, this is enough.
In all reading, I think, there is something that can be learned. It may be just a small thing, like how to create a beautiful sentence, or use a certain word. It doesn’t have to be life-changing.
Look for what a book can tell you, that you might not know. Look for what a book can teach you. You won’t be sorry.
Hello. I am the author of the Historical Fiction novel called Mamie Garrison. It is a tale of slavery, abolition, romance and history, set in the years just prior to the Civil War. It is available on Kindle for .99 and also in paperback. Mamie Garrison has a dual storyline. The present day story involves Bella and Andrew finding Mamie's journals. Their story includes romance and paranormal aspects. Mamie's story follows her adventures as an abolitionist through her journals. There are some mysteries as well as an unusual background in Mamie's life. I have completed book two in my series. Colin Garrison, Book 2 of The Garrisons is available at Amazon.com/dp/B0759MYN81. Please see my Colin Garrison page under the menu option for a small sample of this new book. The third and final book in the series, Emily Garrison is now available. Please see above for link. I am 62 with one adult child and one grandchild. I have always enjoyed the written word and have been a voracious reader from my early youth. I am inspired by many authors in the historical fiction genre. I am also a lover of Russian literature, particularly Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. I find great inspiration for creating characters by looking at the ones these two authors have created. There is such a depth to them. I have written for most of my life in one form or another. I have dabbled in poetry and songwriting, and have more started novels than finished ones. In my free time, I like reading, history and travel. I am interested in genealogy and working on my family tree. I live in Vermont.