Hello, historical fiction fans. EIGHTH WONDER: THE THOMAS BETHUNE STORY is officially in the copy editing stage. It’s three weeks away from completion. From there, I begin the process of building a website and deciding whether to self-publish or go the traditional publishing route. I’m strongly leaning toward self-publishing.
This is my debut novel and the writing process has been a long, sometimes intimidating journey. But I’ve been committed to bringing the incredible story of the blind slave, Thomas Bethune, known throughout the world as “Blind Tom” to the page.
Born blind and feeble, left in a sweltering smokehouse for dead, Thomas began playing Mozart at the age of three. His story, as seen through the eyes of the master who saved him, is a gripping, inspirational, and intriguing 19th century tale.
I hope you enjoy the read, and appreciate the great effort I put into sharing his captivating story with you. Like many authors, it’s been a labor of love.
The book will be out in February 2016. I’m excited, nervous, and proud to share the story of Thomas Bethune with the world.