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United Empire Loyalists

United Empire Loyalists

The Victoria branch of the United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada have invited me to speak at their monthly meeting on February 8, 2020 to talk about my book The Loyalist and about my ancestor Michael Eisan. I consider this a great honour. Many Canadians, and I believe those who are members of UEL are … Continue reading

#TheLoyalist

My new novel The Loyalist is based on the life of my great-great-great-great-grandfather, Michael Eisan (c.1730-1833). He was born Michael Greissen-Frein in the Palatine area of what is now Germany, an area called Pfalz in German. Nothing is known about his early days– exactly where he was born or who his parents were. One thing that can … Continue reading

Rescued by a King

When I was in England last month I did some research on the fascinating life of my United Empire Loyalist ancestor Michael Eisan, the subject of my next novel. The Eisan family website tells the remarkable story of his emigration from the Palatinate area of Germany. In 1763, 20,000 acres of land in Nova Scotia was … Continue reading