Ahoy Matey's! Today in the Buccaneer BlogFest, it's time to share an Aww-Ha moment. These could be some really long posts, but I will try and keep in simple, short and sweet. Try, I said. Okay I said try...
My first series, which is my family saga, had it's beginnings when I learned my family arrived on the shores of America as indentured servants. As the plot thickened, I learned about the French Privateers who "rescued my greatest of all Grandpa's and some how he arrived in America free, but not free. Another part of my family was banished form their country for religious beliefs only to come to America and find themselves shunned and sent away, again. Add to this crazy mix my family actually established and founded the town of Hazard, Kentucky, the Aww-Ha moment happened not so suddenly. All this history was just waiting to be written down! Daniel Boone's sister married my Indian side of the family and when I discovered Daniel Boone's sister husband family was royal and my family descended from an Indian Princess, (who was actually born in England. It's a long story full of excitement!) well that just sealed it for me!
My second series is all about good vs. evil, right against wrong, beauty against ugliness. My aww-ha moment for this? Soul Driver, the first in the series, actually came from something I studied during my family history research. Soul Driver is a real term that came about when the convicts were sent from all over Europe to the New World. When I read about them, I was hooked! The *name* Soul Driver was my aw-ha moment here!
I'm making my rounds to read all your entries. Can't wait to see your inspirations!