Wednesday, 2 May 2012
Author Spotlight - It's all about Meeee by Patty Froese
Once they're on paper, I have to put myself in their shoes and figure out what I'd do if I were them. That pretty much brings it back full to circle to ME. A lot of myself goes into characters. Many of the stories from Charity Falls came from my own family history. Some of the stories are purely fiction, and others are purely fact. I wonder if you'd be able to guess which is which?
A. Jake's grandmother hits her father over the head with an iron skillet when he is drunkenly beating her mother.
B. A man married his sweetheart before going off to war and comes home to a surprise--a toddler at her knees!
C. A church is demolished, either burned down or swept away in a storm, four times during its lifetime in a little town.
D. A miner nearly walks over the edge of cliff underground and is saved by a friend who reaches out and catches him by the back of his coat.
These are all little stories from the town of Charity Fall in my novel, but two of these stories are real from my family history. Can you guess which ones?
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