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Lars D.H. Hedbor

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What made the American Colonists turn their back on their King, and fight for independence? How were they different from us–and how were their hopes and fears familiar to our own hearts?

These are the sorts of questions that I think are important to ask in examining the American Revolution, and in the pages of my novels, I suggest some possible answers.

I am an amateur historian, linguist, brewer, fiddler, astronomer and baker. Professionally, I am a technologist, marketer, writer and father of six daughters.

My love of history drives me to share the excitement of understanding the events of long ago, and how those events touch us still today.

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Lars D.H. Hedbor I try to find stories that examine familiar events from unfamiliar points of view.

What did the American Revolution look like to a member of the Skaru…more
I try to find stories that examine familiar events from unfamiliar points of view.

What did the American Revolution look like to a member of the Skarure tribe? To a Loyalist refugee in Canada? To a French trooper with Rochambeau's expedition to Yorktown? A Spanish colonist along the Gulf Coast? A pacifist Quaker in war-torn Trenton? An ordinary farmer in Vermont or South-Carolina? A natural philosopher chasing a solar eclipse?

These questions enable me to explore how the daily, seemingly inconsequential choices made by ordinary people, whose names are largely lost to history, helped to shape the events that we do remember from the past.

More importantly, I hope to show my readers how their own daily choices, whether or not they feel as though they have influence in our world, can help to shape our own future.(less)
Lars D.H. Hedbor I have never suffered writer's block, so I have a hard time answering this question.

I have set aside a work in progress for an extended period, while …more
I have never suffered writer's block, so I have a hard time answering this question.

I have set aside a work in progress for an extended period, while I worked on other projects, but it wasn't because I was "stuck" in telling the story.

Part of the reason that I think I avoid writer's block is because my characters usually have their own agendas, their own desires and interests, and all I really need to do is to ask them gently, "where to, tonight?"

I may not be thrilled with the answers they give me (and my editors may need to help me iron out the kinks), but until the day comes that they stand mute, I will never be at a loss for words to write down.(less)
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The Tales From a Revolution books take place within a relatively narrow span of years, and over a pretty sweeping expanse of territory. I often hear the question of which one comes first, and how the stories relate to one another. To answer that question succinctly, I put together an infographic, layering a timeline over […]
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