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Why Go?

Why Go Why endure frigid nights sleeping outdoors on the ground? Why take on the burden of a heavy pack, and a long, long walk? Not just for the fresh air, or the views, or the exercise, or for the…

John’s Story Travels

Everywhere I go, I bring my writing. Everywhere. The few times I’ve allowed myself to become separated from it, it’s led to a brooding creative doldrums, from which no progress can be made….a day without sunshine. The absolute worst, (and…

About My People

To write this novel, I had to create some good, solid characters. Characters of three-dimensions—flesh-and-blood-and bone, with their own back stories, habits and ideas about the world. Because if the characters don’t feel real, you won’t embrace their story. My…

Origins

My father started the research for this book many years ago. He gathered and saved articles, photos, letters and maps relating to the story of his grandfather, John Ward. I found them in these old briefcases, after he died. John’s…