Monday, February 9, 2015

Father-Son Duo Release First Title in American Revolutionary War Adventures Series

Father-Son Duo Release First Title in American Rev. War Adventures Series
Children’s author Robert J. Skead writes with his father, Robert A. Skead

How father-son-duo Robert J. and Robert A. Skead’s Patriots, Redcoats and Spies came together was by a mix of chance and serendipity, or, as Robert J. Skead would say, “Looking back, all I can say is that it was meant to be that I write this story with my dad.”

Working from his experience as a child, Robert J. Skead created the American Revolutionary War Adventures Series inspired by his childhood curiosity. When visiting the historic Van Allen house in Oakland, New Jersey with his own children, where George Washington stayed during the Revolutionary War, Skead’s imagination went wild. The fantasy of what it would be like to be a boy during the Revolutionary War was ignited. Writing about that moment, Skead says, “I suddenly imagined being a kid transported back in time to 1777 and going on an adventure with George Washington. I knew then I had a premise for a story. And with each step I took, I seemed to get more ideas about what could happen.”

With imagination and wonder, the Skead’s Patriots, Redcoats and Spies begins during the American Revolution in 1777. When Revolutionary War Patriot Lamberton Clark is shot by British soldiers while on a mission for the Continental Army, he has only two hopes of getting the secret message he’s carrying to General George Washington: his 14-year-old twin boys John and Ambrose. Upon discovering that their father is a spy in the Culper Spy Ring, the boys accept their mission without a clue about what they may be up against. They set off from Connecticut to New Jersey to find General Washington, but the road to the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army is full of obstacles; including the man who shot their father who is hot on their trail. Patriots, Redcoats and Spies is available in hardcover for $14.99 beginning February 3, 2015.

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