Five surprising things about the colonial backcountry
By Liz Everly
This book is very special to me—I wrote it a few summers ago, asking questions of my historian husband and my agent Sharon Bowers along the way. I learned lot during that summer about history, writing, and the business. Our passion for reading and history is one of the many things that has brought my husband and I together.
One of the intriguing things about history is how perceptions of it often don’t stack up to the reality of it—which is why when I read about something that kicks my school-learning-belief system in the head, my writer’s ears prick. Being married to a historian has given me a keen sense of how history written in books skims the surface. My husband has taught me to look…
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