Writing Randolph Spalding’s Story Began Viewing this Video…
https://youtu.be/f8DBQdbpJrs This 10-year-old video by Mattie Gladstone spurred my interests in learning more about Randolph Spalding, which led to my current story, The Last Laird of Sapelo. My wife and I toured the property with permission from Mattie Gladstone’s surviving son and daughter, who still live there. With a little imagination, one can visualize the […]
What’s the Story Behind The Last Laird of Sapelo?
“My fourth novel, The Last Laird of Sapelo, is a historical fiction story revealing how our past legacy inescapably shapes who we are today. The characters in the story, both fictional and actual, play out their drama in this novel about McIntosh County’s storied Georgia coastal region which to this day remains cursed by its […]
Why Sapelo Island?
In my upcoming historical novel, Sapelo Island is the home of South End, Chocolate, Bourbon, Kenan Fields, High Point, Marsh Landing, and Blackbeard’s Island–all names associated with the fifteen by three-mile barrier island off the Georgia coast as the War Between the States breaks out. The Spalding family’s legacy now rests in what was called […]