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Category Archives: Countdown to Launch

COUNTDOWN – 1 DAY TO LAUNCH

The Elkton Connection The launch of The Shifting Winds happens in Elkton because it’s my hometown—at least the closest town to the farm where I live. So on this last day of my countdown to launch with historic factoids, I want to bring the history home. The story of The Shifting Winds does not come …

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COUNTDOWN – 2 DAYS TO LAUNCH

Dr. John McLoughlin With just two days to go until the launch party for my book, The Shifting Winds, I want to introduce you to another historic personage you will meet in the book’s pages, Chief Factor Dr. John McLoughlin, commanding officer of Fort Vancouver, the British Hudson’s Bay Company headquarters in the Oregon Country …

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COUNTDOWN – 3 DAYS TO LAUNCH

Fort Vancouver In today’s post counting down to the book launch of The Shifting Winds, we’ll visit the Hudson’s Bay Company’s Fort Vancouver, a thriving center of British civilization in the wilderness of the Oregon Country in the nineteenth century. When the story begins, this fort has been the center of the fur trade in …

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COUNTDOWN – 4 DAYS TO LAUNCH

Joe Meek, Mountain Man Extraordinaire Today on our countdown to launch I want to introduce one of the real historic characters who plays a significant role in my book, mountain man Joe Meek. In the story he’s a good friend of the fictional mountain man Jake Johnston. And when I say character, I do mean. …

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COUNTDOWN – 5 DAYS TO LAUNCH

Mountain Men With five days to go until the launch of The Shifting Winds, today’s post will focus on those intrepid mountain men who went out into the wilds of the Rocky Mountains to trap beaver for the American fur companies in St. Louis. From the early 1820s until 1840 these trappers worked the mountain …

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COUNTDOWN – 6 DAYS TO LAUNCH

Willamette Falls As we continue the countdown to the launch of my new book, The Shifting Winds, today’s historical factoids focus on the developing settlement of Willamette Falls, soon to be named Oregon City, the first Euro-American settlement in Oregon’s Willamette Valley and the destination for many American settlers who would cross the Oregon Trail. …

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COUNTDOWN – 7 DAYS TO LAUNCH

First Travelers on the Oregon Trail The launch for my new historical novel, The Shifting Winds, is now seven days away, one week, and I plan to do a blog post each day from now until the day before the event. For each post I’d like to share some historical factoids that relate in some …

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