Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?
Wissahickon Souls is a novel set in early 19th century Philadelphia. Its main character is a free-born black girl whose parents indenture her to a white-owned farm outside the city. As a native of Philadelphia, I've always been fascinated by the contributions of different ethnic groups to Philadelphia cultural history. The African American contribution is the first of a group of novels I plan to write, each one exploring different groups and their threads in the tapestry of Philadelphia history.