Archive for October, 2013

PostHeaderIcon Cardinal Points Giveaway at Goodreads.com Update.

It was a successful giveaway with 1123 people interested in winning Cardinal Points from Goodreads. They picked the ten this morning and the books were mailed USPS this afternoon. Because the story begins at the Boston Tea Party, I wanted to have the mailing out on the 240th anniversary of that event. And please if you do read the book, either because you won it or was kind enough to have bought it, write a review  at Goodreads and @ Amazon.

The people chosen were from 8 states and one from Quebec. Because my stories are based strongly in American history, I am especially interested in how other members of the Anglo world feel about them.CP Front Cover_small

 

PostHeaderIcon James Townsend and Sons

For anyone who needs to buy things that could have been from the eighteenth century let me recommend James Townsend and Sons. They really have some wonderful things: cooking pots and utensils, fire making, clothing etc. Much of their stuff concerns the backwoods, so much of what you see on their site is not what you would see in the fine homes of the Eastern seaboard. –Remember the frontier moved west as civilization pushed at it. For what you might see in Boston or Charleston, imagine transfer wear tea pots with flowers and pretty scenes, fine pewter and silver. Maybe not uses on Saturdays but for company and Sunday dinner.

For recipes and very interesting cooking direction the James Townsend folks have a youtube channel called Savouring the Past. This video for for a Christmas mince pie. John, picture below, does all the cooking. At their site they also sell dvds on firestarting and beer making.

John at Jas Townsend