September is a busy month for me and my new novel, Steering to Freedom. I will be doing THREE readings/signings in the Boston area. The story of Robert Smalls is an incredible, kick-ass tale of heroism (based very much on actual history), so come check it out.
Here’s where I’ll be this month for the book:
Here’s the quick summary :
A troubled country, a courageous heart, and the struggle for freedom. In May 1862, Robert Smalls, a slave and ship’s pilot in Charleston, South Carolina, crafts a daring plan to steal the steamship Planter and deliver it along with the crew and their families to the Union blockade. After risking his life to escape slavery, Robert faces an even more difficult challenge: convincing Abraham Lincoln to enlist black troops. Based on a true story, Steering to Freedom tells the powerful and inspirational story of a young man who becomes the first black captain of a US military ship, while struggling to navigate a path to freedom for himself, his family, and his people.
Thanks for your support! If you’re in Boston, I hope to see you at one of the events. (And please help spread the word.)