The MacGregor Legacy series tells a For Love or Liberty Your latest novel is about the War of
I think the War of 1812 gets lost Most of the stories set in 1813 were What makes this book unique for readers? There are a few chapters that cover the Can you tell us about your research I’m not sure that I have a process. I This book is part of your MacGregor For Love or Liberty is the third book in As for what the future holds, I am
three-part story of one family as they arrive in the Carolinas from Scotland in
the early 1800s. Before they know it, the Revolutionary War has begun and then
the War of 1812. Award-winning author, Jennifer Hudson Taylor concludes her
(Abingdon Press) this November.
1812 and one woman’s journey to Ohio from the Carolina coast. The War of 1812
isn’t as popular among writers for movies and books. Why do you think this is?
And why did you feel this story was one worth telling?
between the Revolutionary War where our country gained our independence and the
Civil War, which literally tore our country apart. Since the War of 1812 wasn’t
as catastrophic in comparison and didn’t last as long, it fails to attract as
much attention. However, it was this very reason that I wanted to write about
it. People do not know as much about this war, and I thought it would be more
interesting to read about something different.
about English Regency, but so many other things were taking place all around
the world besides Jane Austen’s tiny corner–as much as I love Jane
Austen’s stories. Also, in researching my family history, I discovered that my
4th great-grandfather, Jesse Hudson signed up in the War of 1812.
real history of the battle that took place on Lake Erie. At the beginning of
the book, I’ve written a letter to readers letting them know how much of the
book was fiction and what parts of real life history I incorporated into the
story. In all of my stories, I do a lot of historical research and include real
history. For romance readers, there is also a romance, so don’t worry.
find something that captures my interest and I dig up more info on it. I keep
digging and digging until I feel I have enough to move forward with the story.
Depending on the details, I may create a character sketch of all my fictional
characters and include real historical people as I find details on them. I pay
attention to clues and figure out the hints left behind regarding their
personalities and let my imagination fill in the gaps. Sometimes I create
a timeline of activities and events to help me stay focused as the story
Legacy series. How does this novel fit into the series? What are some
overarching themes in the series and what’s planned for the future?
The MacGregor Legacy series. The first book, For Love or Loyalty, follows the
MacGregor family from Scotland to the Carolinas. The second book, For Love or
Country, follows the second generation through the Revolutionary War as the
family fights for their independence from England. Faith, Freedom and sacrifice
are consistent themes in all three novels.
taking a little break from writing and working on my digital marketing projects
the Rock Publicist and www.digital-altitude.com.
I love to build responsive websites, create graphic design and motion graphics
projects as much as I enjoy writing stories. I will probably self-publish a few
novels in the future and expand into other genres. I have a new Regency series
that I have started writing and a contemporary thriller that I’m considering.
For Love or Liberty
Your latest novel is about the War of
I think the War of 1812 gets lost
Most of the stories set in 1813 were
What makes this book unique for readers?
There are a few chapters that cover the
Can you tell us about your research
I’m not sure that I have a process. I
This book is part of your MacGregor
For Love or Liberty is the third book in
As for what the future holds, I am