Jeanne Charters recently spoke about her research and writing technique at Young Harris College in Young Harris, Georgia, during Jeanie Loiacono’s series of classes — “So, You Want to Become an Author?” Most of those in attendance either had a completed manuscript or were in the process of writing one. Charters’ information on writing historically accurate fiction and how to keep the reader riveted from first to last word inspired all those in attendance. Mr. Davis’ review is exceptional for several reasons: he is a man reading a female protagonist historical fiction, it is fiction and he prefers nonfiction, and his ancestry has always been at odds with the Irish. This makes his opinion unbiased and extraordinary.
Shanty Gold is a true testament to fortitude and survival, as is the soon-to-be released sequel, Lace Curtain, in February 2019 by Rogue Phoenix Press.
“Being a guy of English/Welsh ancestry, and knowing the English were going to be bashed, I decided to buy the book after hearing Jeanne give a talk about it and tips on writing. She knows how to develop a story with the best of them. It is an outstanding, historically accurate novel, but she also sneaks in some lessons of life. This would be a great gift for any young female who could use an inspirational role model. It is also a great read for an old guy like me who rarely reads fiction.”
- James Davis