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, JOHN COTTON: An Intimate Investigation of his Life and Times, 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 MASSACHUSETTS BAY COMPANY BOSTON MEN and LINCOLNSHIRE MIGRATION TO NEW ENGLAND 1620-1640. The first book will focus on how ten men from Boston, Lincolnshire played a pivotal role in founding the Massachusetts Bay Company. The second will detail 255 individuals from Lincolnshire that emigrated to New England from 1620 through 1640.