In The Face Of Real Adversity
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Hold Fast: A Boy’s Life Aloft follows a 13-year-old boy and his cousin who are kidnapped by the British Navy and forced into service on their ship. What was the inspiration for the setup to your story?
The book is based on a paragraph found in a 1887 family history. The excerpt describes a mysterious occurrence in which two boys were pressed into service in the British Navy and ultimately what happens to them.
What were the morals you were trying to capture while creating your characters?
Our book includes themes of mercy versus revenge. Some characters must choose the person they’re going to be by showing tenacity in the face of real adversity.
What kind of research did you do for this novel to ensure you captured the essence of the story’s theme?
The research for the book relied heavily on primary sources like maps, logbooks, diaries, letters, etc. The research never really stops and around every corner is a new discovery that enhances the narrative.
What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?
Our next book is actually out already! Blue-Eyed Slave came out in February of 2022 from Koehler books (here’s the link: https://www.koehlerbooks.com/book/blue-eyed-slave/). It’s another historical narrative based on a little-known story about an extraordinary teacher.
We’re about to start our third book, this one set in the prairie of Nebraska in the 19th century.
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