I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE GHOSTS OF SARATOGA by David R. Ossont & David Dampf Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!
In 1777, seventeen-year-old Roland McCaffrey joins the American Revolution. He is part of the army trying to stop the invasion force of British general John Burgoyne. Fighting alongside his sergeant and mentor, Roland becomes a skilled rifleman. He feels guilty for killing but plays an important role in the American strategy. At the Battles of Saratoga, Roland engages in combat under Benedict Arnold.
- What is on your nightstand?
Daniel Levitin’s “Successful Aging” and a little bitty flashlight in the form of a type 2 phaser.
- What author would you totally fan?
If they have to be living, probably Malcom Gladwell. But if I can reach into the past- Jack Kerouac.
- What makes you cringe?
It’s hard for me say without sounding mean, but one of my pet peeves is when an author takes time establishing a character as a thinking, believable person but then in the climax has to resort to making him or her an action hero. I see it in movies too. It’s like they get lazy and don’t try to figure out a logical ending.
- Do you obsessively plot out each point or just go with the flow?
A little of both. We get the story laid out in a storyboard or outline fashion. But then, as I guess most authors would tell you, if you’ve thought about the character’s backstory, they’ll tell you what happens next.
- Is there a word you love to use?
Yes, but it’s inappropriate.
Also, if you have any pictures of your pet you would like to share, please attach them. My readers love animals!
Technically, this is my son’s pet. It’s Archie, named after Archie Goodwin from the Nero Wolfe mysteries.
About The Authors:
David R. Ossont has worked as a musician, a Fish and Wildlife Technician and for nearly three decades taught science to seventh and eighth graders. He received his college education from several colleges of the State University of New York. He has two children, Kyle and Hayley and lives with his wife Pam in upstate New York, not far from where the events of Ghosts of Saratoga take place.
David Dampf has been a middle school social studies teacher for the past 28 years. He has a Bachelor’s degree from SUNY Potsdam with a major in history and secondary education and a Master’s degree in reading from SUNY Cortland. Since he believes that understanding history is essential to being an educated, thoughtful adult, he has spent his life telling stories that make history come alive. He lives in Oneida, New York, with his family.
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