10 Favorite Sons of Liberty

Dr. Thomas Young










#10. Family physician of John Adams. He was an active organizer of the Boston Tea Party and participated in the Continental Congress.

Isaiah Thomas










#9. Printed a radical rebel newspaper in Boston, the Massachusetts Spy and founded The American Antiquarian Society.

Benjamin Edes No Known Likeness













#8. Edes published the antagonist Boston Gazette, a newspaper which financed the Boston Tea Party and printed anti-British propaganda.

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Dr. Benjamin Church










#7. Became a spy for General Thomas Gage, first Surgeon General of the Continental Army, character in the video game Assassin’s Creed III.

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Benedict Arnold











#6. Arnold, along with Ethan Allen and his boys, won control of Ft. Ticonderoga for its aging artillery. Gave $500 to Joseph Warren’s orphans.

William Dawes
William Dawes

#5. April 18, 1775, Joseph Warren dispatched Dawes to Lexington to warn John Hancock, Samuel Adams, & the militias, of British movement.

Paul Revere










#4. April 18, 1775, Joseph Warren dispatched Revere to Lexington to warn John Hancock, Samuel Adams, & the militias, of British movement.

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John Hancock











#3. Hancock used his wealth to support the colonial cause. Samuel Adams, Joseph Warren, and Hancock were the ultimate triumvirate for liberty.


Samuel Adams










#2. “Father of the American Revolution” because of his early stand against the tyranny of Great Britain. Failed in business and monetary matters.

Dr. Joseph Warren











#1. Handsome idolized leader of the rebellion April – June 1775, Major General, killed at Bunker Hill at age 34, America’s first martyr.

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2017 Smashwords Read an Ebook Week

At one minute past midnight Pacific time on March 5, the special Smashwords Read an Ebook Week promotion catalog goes live on the Smashwords home page.  For one week only, thousands of Smashwords authors and publishers will provide readers deep discounts on ebooks, with coupon code levels for 25%-off, 50%-off, 75%-off and FREE. Readers can browse the catalog and search by coupon code levels and categories.  After 11:59pm Pacific time on March 11, the catalog disappears.

ap-2My work Angels & Patriots: A Novella is FREE during this promotion. Just click on this link to read a description and download the novella. The coupon for the free download is a yellow button on the right side of the page that says Buy With Coupon.   https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/704476


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The Anne Rice Wall – A Writer and her Characters’ Inspirations


I read somewhere that author Anne Rice wrote on the walls when she was writing a novel. I have no idea if that’s true and if it is true, I wondered why and what she wrote on the walls.

20170211_131131In the past year, I dug up an old novel I finished writing in 2007. The writing was horrible and somewhat silly, so I decided to do a rewrite. The first thing I did in the room where I write was begin my own Anne Rice wall. I started with things that inspired me and kept me focused like Use Metaphors and Stay Creative Bold Open. 

Then I realized, I wasn’t in the room where I write, but in the place my characters introduce themselves and talk to me. As I got to know each character, the things I wrote on the wall became words that inspired them.

When I finished the rewrite, I cleaned up the wall and left only my inspirations. Then, I began work on my latest novel, and the wall became crowded with a whole new set of characters’ inspirations.

Yes, that is Robert Plant in the background. He’s my personal inspiration!

So, what inspires you and your characters? I would love to know! Happy Writing!

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