On May 20, 1775, the Committee of Safety in Mecklenburg, North-Carolina met and it was long claimed that they declared independence that day, penning the Mecklenburg Declaration.
The text of that Declaration was lost to time, but if it were to be found in a South Carolina attic, that discovery would validate long-held claims about where and when the first formal break in the American Revolution took place.
In The Declaration, coming this July 2nd, I’ll tell the story of that discovery, and how it bound together the lives of two distant generations of one family.
Today, to mark the anniversary of the Mecklenburg Declaration, I’m proud to reveal the cover of my fourth novel.
I am eager to share the story behind it with you!
As I move along through the publishing process to the release of my next novel, The Light: Tales From a Revolution – New Jersey, I wanted to give you a sneak peek at the cover design, which I think reflects the feeling of the book very nicely.
The Light deals with the question faced by Quakers during the Revolutionary era: Can they violate the pacifist underpinnings of their faith and support the rebellion, or must they risk their freedom of religion by watching as the British re-establish control over the Colonies?
The answers that the characters in The Light arrive at represent the very real anguish that this question caused people during that time. As they wrestled with questions of belief, pragmatism, courage and loyalty, the men and women you’ll meet in The Light will make you think about the balances you strike in your own life.
So, without further ado, the cover:
I look forward to sharing more from this powerful novel with you in the days to come!