I have two sets of books here. The first is an alternative history of the US, envisioning how things might have gone had the French prevailed in the French and Indian War. That series comes from some personal experiences. Each day I cross the Fox River, and on most days I think little of it. But there are days when I look on that river and think of all the events that have happened along its route. I have tried to appreciate that history. I have canoed sections of the Fox, and driven along its banks. I have followed the voyageur route from the Sault to Quebec and traveled from Green Bay to New Orleans by car and by boat. My wife and I have spent many happy days on Mackinac Island and in Door County.
I am now starting a second series, also built on personal experience. In the years prior to my marriage, I lived in the tiny town of Amberg, Wisconsin. It has virtually disappeared over the years, like many similar towns. But it struck me as a good place to locate some fictional events, and to take on some topics of interest. We shall see how that works out. Hopefully reader recommendations can help guide me as I explore this new series.