a new Historical Novel underway *** sequel to How Far Tomorrow
The first draft of Tell Goliad’s Forgotten is nearing completion. The entire novel, longer than How Far Tomorrow, won’t be ready for a publisher until 2014, but I may send a chapter or two for review and comment to some readers who’ve been asking about the next book.
Tell Goliad’s Forgotten intertwines the true stories of Goliad survivor John T. Spillers, Texas pioneer Angelina Eberly, and the military man from Georgia–Hugh McLeod. Crossing paths with these historical figures is the fictional character Shelby Whitmire from Natchez, Mississippi. With nothing left to lose in his hometown, he crosses the Sabine into Texas. Rapid changes in the wake of the revolution lead to transformative alliances in Austin.
from the back cover of How Far Tomorrow: “As the fight for Texas Independence heats up in the fall of 1835, young volunteers as far away as Macon, Georgia enlist to test their mettle in the brewing struggle. Three women traveling alongside have hidden reasons for abandoning home. They have never heard of the remote settlement Waterloo–destined to be renamed Austin. None starting out on the 1,000 mile trek envision a treacherous passage into unrelenting frontier. No one forsees any morning as cruel as the next Palm Sunday in Goliad, Texas.”