I get asked a lot of questions about the Adam Fletcher books, as well as myself, as an author, and history, and all sorts of things — and some of them I get often — so I figured I'd go through and try to put as many as I can in one place. How many novels are you planning to write in the Adam Fletcher Adventure Series? I'm not sure, to be honest. Once upon a time I thought it would be seven. … [Read more...] about Frequently Asked Questions for Adam Fletcher Series Author Sara Whitford
After a ridiculously busy fall and winter, I'm pleased to report The Stolen Bride is FINALLY with my copyeditor and should launch in the very near future. So what's it about? The super short summary is this: Not long after Adam Fletcher arrives in New Bern to deliver an important piece of correspondence for Emmanuel, he learns that Annabelle, the new bride of the recently-freed Martin … [Read more...] about The Stolen Bride launch just weeks away!
Courtney Andersen is the Historic Ship Rigging Supervisor at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, but in addition to that, he's also had some pretty cool gigs working on some projects you will definitely recognize (that picture with Capt. Jack Sparrow is a hint...). I'm also thrilled to report that Andersen has agreed to be a historic ships consultant for the Adam Fletcher Series. His … [Read more...] about Q & A with Courtney Andersen, Historic Ship Rigging Expert (and the guy, who in my opinion, helped Capt. Jack Sparrow look cool)
Please enjoy this book trailer for The Gypsy's Curse. For more information on the book, or to reserve your copy, go here. … [Read more...] about The Gypsy’s Curse – Book Trailer
While working on the Adam Fletcher Adventure Series cookbook, I'm doing a good bit of research in cookbooks that were actually in use in the mid-to-late 18th century. Below is a transcription of the cover page for one of the most famous "receipt" (recipe) books of the era, Hannah Glasse's The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy. If you'd like to see the entire book for free as a PDF, click … [Read more...] about 18th Century Kitchen: A look inside Hannah Glasse’s 1765 cookbook
On Adam Fletcher's first day as an apprentice (in The Smuggler's Gambit), he is placed under the instruction of Boaz Brooks, senior cooper and second-in-charge at the shipping company. Adam learns that Boaz was also forced into an apprenticeship when he was younger. As they share their personal histories, one of the topics that arises is the 1747 Spanish invasion of Beaufort. In book 2, Captured … [Read more...] about The Spanish Invasion of Beaufort: How slaves turned settlers became pawns in Spain’s hand