COMING SOON

Shown below are works-in-progress that I currently wrestling with. It might be surprising to others that I have produced book covers for works that I have yet to write. Well, for the past five years, my primary role has been that of caring for my grandson and now grandsons. At the same time, I cook for our extended family. And, I have discovered that it is not possible to ‘get in the zone‘ and write while watching children; it is possible to hold a sleeping baby in one’s arms, sit at a computer and design book covers.

The first is THE MASSACHUSETTS BAY COMPANY BOSTON MEN about how ten men from Boston, Lincolnshire that played a pivotal role in founding the Massachusetts Bay Company. Between the sailing of the Mayflower in 1620 and the advent of the English Civil Wars in 1640, approximately 20,000 individuals migrated from England to America during The Great Migration.  Although less than 1% of these immigrants were from the Boston, Lincolnshire area, their impact was immense as Boston Men were elected Governor and Deputy Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony for all but four of its fifty-six-year existence. This work tells their story.

The second is JOHN COTTON: An Intimate Investigation of his Life and Times. It is a narrative biography of my 7th great grandfather that was awarded 1st place for nonfiction in the Writers’ League of Texas annual manuscript competition. The second will be a work of historical fiction about the life of my 7th great grandmother, Sarah (Hawkred, Story, Cotton) Mather.

Next, I plan on two books. The first is LINCOLNSHIRE’S GREAT MIGRATION 1620-1640 that details 255 individuals from Lincolnshire that emigrated to New England from 1620 through 1640. The second is titled THE LANDWADE COTTONS.