Friday, April 10, 2009

Origins of The Firekeeper

Robert Moss has posted an essay on his blog about the inception of his novel, The Firekeeper: A Narrative of the New York Frontier.

The Firekeeper is an epic adventure based on the extraordinary historical story of Sir William Johnson and also Robert's dreams of a Mohawk "woman of power" who lived three centuries ago.

On his blog, Robert explores his personal reasons for writing the book and shows how it is not only the story of a native people’s struggle for survival, but also an examination of how "dreaming can bring the soul back home."

A new edition of The Firekeeper will be published by SUNY Press in trade paperback in July.