After another enjoyable journey with my publisher American Books, my fifth book is now available. Soon to follow will be the sequel of 'Halfmoon on the Mississippi'.
I have just finished my 7th. book, 'Blood on the Cabin Door,' and working on my 8th. 'Dead Men on the Missouri.' This latest will follow the next generation of 'Halfmoon on the Mississippi,' where they become the first steamboat up the Missouri River where the fur trade is booming, as well as a mysterious man who wants revenge from years earlier. The time frame is between 1820-1840.
As the snow, and cold surrounds my mountain home in the Blue Ridge Mountains, I have stayed close to my fireplace, and now have begun writing my 9th. historical book, title un-known as of yet. While walking the old wagon trail near my home along the Big Ivy River on a very cold day, I suddenly saw my next book, the beginning, and the middle. I hurried back to my computer, and began to write.
It seems that my 8th. book needed to continue, but twenty years later at the peak of the wagon trains heading west from St. Joseph, Missouri in 1852. Between the growing problems of Missouri being a pro-slavery state, and a state of anti-slavery, I knew there was a story here.
Here the third generations of the Flints, and the Wells, along with their close friendships with the Blackfoot, would make histroy, and their adventures on the many trails of the wagons they would lead into the west, and north.