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 […]
Pondering of the Past: Harper Lee, A Southern Literary Legacy
Harper Lee’s hometown of Monroeville, Alabama provided her with ample opportunities to portray the irrationality of adult attitudes in the racist culture that permeated the South.
Why Write an Historical Novel?
What is a HISTORICAL NOVEL? A historical novel is a story with a particular period of history as its setting which strives to convey the spirit, manners, and social conditions of that past age with realistic detail and fidelity (though sometimes only provides apparent fidelity) to historical fact. Historical novels capture the details of the […]
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 […]
The Last Laird of Sapelo: BETA Time
Are you a BETA reader? BETA readers: A person who reads a work of fiction before it is published in order to mark errors and suggest improvements, typically without receiving payment (But, can earn a complimentary advance copy of the published book.) Do you enjoy historical novels? Historical fiction is set in the past and pays attention to the manners, […]