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Thanks for dropping by the site. I have very big news to announce:
Volume 2 of the Woodman family saga is finished and will be ready for purchase on May 25!!
That's right, now you can follow James and the entire Woodman family as they are forced to continue to fight for their birthright, their freedom, as well as the freedom and dignity of others on the Underground Railroad. The looming Civil War affects everyone in every corner of their world. When the storm breaks, will the farm and the family still be standing?
As in Volume 1, I have done my reserach and keep it interesting for the history buffs as the story roars along.
JOURNEY: THE STORY OF AN AMERICAN FAMILY Volume 1 takes a very hard and sometimes uneasy look at our shared history in the US. It begins in 1814 as James Woodman, a free born black man, fights the invading British who burn Washington DC, then must spend the rest of his days fighting to keep his birthright: FREEDOM!! He helps a young boy fleeing enslavement find freedom on his father's farm in Pennsylvania, and when he returns there after the War of 1812 ends he must struggle to raise a family and help others find freedom on the Underground Railroad, always fighting to keep the aggressive slave hunters at bay.
The story is sometimes ugly and often brutal, but also shines in its telling of the family and their dreams. James does not flinch when forced to fight for farm and family, sometimes without mercy.
JOURNEY Volume 2 begins in 1856 as James returns to the family farm he was forced to flee five years before after slave hunters raided the farm looking to kill him. He and Jonathan go back to work on the Undergraound Railroad even as the steady stream becomes a flood as the looming Civil War approaches. Will their precious farm home survive? Will they?? Follow the adventure!!
I also have another book that has been very well received by critics. "DRIVING IN BUDAPEST" was written during the decade I lived there after leaving the cockpit. It is a collection of urban tales that describe the universal yearning of us all to be loved and happy in our lives, even though these things are sometimes just out of reach. The Kirkus Review on another page of this site will describe it perfectly. They are stories that speak to everyone!
Thanks again for your visit. If you would like to drop me a line, or a comment, or a recipe please go to the Contact page and do so! I am always up for a Zoom book club or interview.