South Carolina, Here We Come

I just booked my flights for a round the continent trip in September and October. Instead of a vague dream, it’s that much closer to a reality. The trip includes a book tour for A Garden in the Wilderness in Nova Scotia and a research trip for my present book in South Carolina.

I spent the month of November writing the Revolutionary War sequence in South Carolina. Then I discovered the book Blood Traitors and spent the last two weeks rewriting because I have more precise information about what was going on in the area where my ancestor Michael Eisan lived.

The sites of the two battles that I described (King’s Mountain and Ninety-Six) are national historic parks, so they should be much as they were then with the addition of a few plaques, and there is a nature sanctuary at Steven’s Creek in the area where Michael had his hundred acres. I look forward to writing vivid description to fill out my prose. I get goosebumps just thinking about it.

I am also looking forward to seeing Charleston, or Charlestown as it was then. I passed through it briefly once thirty-seven years ago and it seemed an enchanting place. Kudos to my husband for accompanying me since it’s not his “land of dreams.”

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3 thoughts on “South Carolina, Here We Come

  1. Again … as previously mentioned … be CAUTIOUS of what you read in BLOOD TRAITORS by Shiela Hertle. Historical referenced facts are generally somewhat accurate … but villages of subjects, etc. … along with dialogue of course, are IMAGINATIONS.

    If you visit Star Fort, be sure and walk the path of history back to the Fort area. Soon after you begin the walk, watch for the JAIL sign; that is where the 5 Loyalists were hung … and ‘possibly. buried … based in testimony of GIBBS later on back in London.
    Chuck

  2. Again … as previously mentioned … be CAUTIOUS of what you read in BLOOD TRAITORS by Shiela Hertle. Historical referenced facts are generally somewhat accurate … but villages of subjects, etc. … along with dialogue of course, are IMAGINATIONS.

    If you visit Star Fort, be sure and walk the path of history back to the Fort area. Soon after you begin the walk, watch for the JAIL sign; that is where the 5 Loyalists were hung … and \’possibly. buried … based in testimony of GIBBS later on back in London.
    Chuck

    • Thanks for that information. I remember you saying you had contact info for the author of Blood Traitors in Nova Scotia. I would like to look them up while I’m there if you don’t mind sharing.

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