Historical Fiction and Revolutionary War fans -- we have two authors visiting our store to read from and sign their books.
Chris Stevenson will read and sign his book "Drum of Destiny" for readers ages 10-12.
Jack Devine will read and sign his book "The Returned" for teen and adult readers.
6PM, Friday, May 27, 2016
The year is 1775 and twelve-year-old Gabriel Cooper is an orphaned patriot stuck living in a house of loyalists. But when the boy discovers a discarded drum in the East River, he sees it as a call to leave his home in New York and join in the fight for freedom in Boston. With rich, historic details, Gabriel's adventure will captivate readers as they join the boy on the difficult journey along the Colonial Post Road through New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts to his destiny in Cambridge. Strong male protagonist, which is a welcome addition to the historical fiction genre for middle-grade readers. Fits in with history lessons on the American Revolution, while remaining an exciting, fast-pace read. Father to five boys, the author speaks to schools on various historical topics and knows what 8-12 year-old readers like in a book.
Christopher Stevenson is an author, an attorney, a pilot, and a farmer. He lives on a farm in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, with his wife and five sons. Chris developed a new found love of history when he began to listen to books about the American Revolution on his commute to his law firm. He realized how many wonderful stories could be told about real events and people and how, as a kid, he had missed out on what history was really all about. Wanting his boys to hear and learn about some of the amazing people and events of the Revolution, Chris began telling his sons bed time stories about a boy named Gabriel Cooper. When they kept wanting more Gabriel stories, Chris decided to start writing his first historical fiction novel, THE DRUM OF DESTINY
Jack Devine has been a golf professional for over 50 years and currently resides in Scituate, MA. Although golf was his profession, Jack always had a passion for colonial history and storytelling. Thus, "The Returned" was written with historical accuracy as three young "punks" from Charlestown, Massachusetts rob a store in 1984 only to be transported back in time to 1775. Read how three modern day robbers survive during the American Revolution and from today's perspective, experience history in 1775, The book's surprise ending will leave you yearning for more.