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Monday, 23 June 2014
by Roderick Gladwish
+Grace Buchanan (Weaver Grace) tagged me to continue a tradition of bloggers on the Meet My Main Character Blog Tours. This tour asks the author of works-in-progress to answer questions about their main character and then tag another author to do the same.
Grace’s character is a real historical figure, her grandmother’s grandmother. She lived in a fascinating part of American history, when the USA and the people coming to it, start to truly found a nation. Funny thing is, history books are stuffed with rulers and power brokers, yet Nations are formed, changed and protected by the millions who never get a mention. I’m a history nut so I’m biased and her character was interesting.
Here’s my go at answering the same questions…
1. What is the name of your character? Is he/she fictional or a historic person?
Jeptha of Nonewharl, everyone calls him Jep. He’s a fictional character based on the many young men who did, and still do, go to sea in search of adventure.
2. When and where is the story set?
It’s set in the early seventeenth century, at first on the fictional islands of Nonewharl, which are much like the Faroe Islands, set in the stormy North Atlantic Ocean. Jep and his people are descendants of Nose settlers and shipwrecked ‘strays’. Then he ventures into the Atlantic and then the North Sea on his first, fateful voyage as a professional sailor. . .