Sara Whitford

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Sara Whitford's third-great-grandfather wrote their family lineage in a tattered, old copy of Robinson Crusoe. Adventure, literature, and history are in her blood.

Ever since she can remember, she has been fascinated by the intriguing past of the coastal North Carolina region that has been home to her family for centuries. How could she not be, with stories of intrepid explorers, Indian kings, and ordinary Bath town boys-turned-pirates-like that notorious sea rogue known as Blackbeard?

In her Adam Fletcher Adventure Series, Whitford weaves together colonial-era tales that i
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Sara Whitford I would say that I became inspired to write as a little girl. Can't remember what it was, exactly. In fact, I can't remember there ever being a time…moreI would say that I became inspired to write as a little girl. Can't remember what it was, exactly. In fact, I can't remember there ever being a time when I didn't want to be a writer... and since way back then, I've never stopped wanting to write.

But day to day? Well, that's a different story. I wouldn't say I wait for inspiration to start writing. I make myself write each day, or work on story-planning, marketing, or other aspects of being an author.

It's my goal to keep creating great, new stories for my readers. That might not happen if I just always leave it to "inspiration" before I put my behind in a chair and start writing. (less)
Sara Whitford I live on the Crystal Coast, which is about an hour and a half north of Wilmington. The Smuggler's Gambit and the Adam Fletcher adventure series are…moreI live on the Crystal Coast, which is about an hour and a half north of Wilmington. The Smuggler's Gambit and the Adam Fletcher adventure series are based primarily right here in Carteret County. Historically, Beaufort, NC was a British customs port so that worked perfectly with the colonial-era smuggling theme.

Added to the mix is someone in the novel who turns out to have a past connection to the pirate Blackbeard. I think it makes for some very interesting characters and a riveting series of adventures.

The coastal life absolutely inspires my writing! You know, ever since I can remember, I've been fascinated by our local history. With stories of intrepid explorers, Indian kings, and ordinary Bath town boys-turned-pirates, how could I not be? I try to weave together colonial-era adventures that incorporate true life (but often little known) historical facts with stories inspired by my years of research. (less)
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Book 7 will detail Adam Fletcher’s most dangerous adventure yet. We’re now well into the new year, 1768, and it feels like throughout the colonies there is a growing unease simmering just beneath the surface. In Beaufort, Adam Fletcher can’t help but wonder if there might even be something in the air because nearly everyone […]

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Sara Whitford Harold wrote: "Thank you, Sara, for the links regarding information about the Algonquian natives of 1584 and 1585. I'm very appreciative of your interest and help. I will look into the last two links in particula..."

You are most welcome. You know the best thing for you to do would be to actually visit the Outer Banks. You can read about the region, but nothing is quite the same as seeing the area for yourself. :)


Harold Titus Thank you, Sara, for the links regarding information about the Algonquian natives of 1584 and 1585. I'm very appreciative of your interest and help. I will look into the last two links in particular. I have read Harriot's report and the reports of Barlowe, Grenville, Lane, and White and read the main secondary sources. I am also familiar with the Coastal Carolina Indian Center. (I enjoyed reading your articles) I've made numerous posts about the subject matter on my blog site:
http://authorharoldtitus.blogspot.com
I've tried to make myself as knowledgeable as I can, but what is particularly lacking is a sensory knowledge of the area.


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