What is the book about?
The book is just a collection of short stories about theoretical conversations I would have with certain historical figures. I don’t put words in their mouth or manipulate their political agenda; I use their own words and cite every source.
How did you come up with the idea?
Growing up, my dad would ask us random questions. “If you could be any animal what animal would you be?” “What time period would you most like to visit?” “If you could have dinner with any one in history who would it be and why?” About a year ago, I took that last question and wrote my first My Dinner With story as a blog post. It got a lot of attention and I decided to write more and make a book.
What type of things do you talk about with the Founding Fathers?
Anything and everything. Small talk is an important part of any good dinner party, and that’s where a lot of the humor comes into play. Beyond that, however, we talk about the thing that links us all together – America.
Who is this book for?
Anyone and everyone. It’s a really quick read: just five short stories full of whit and wisdom. It can be used as a teaching tool – I was homeschooled growing up and I know homeschoolers love to pepper this type of thing into their curriculums. But it’s also for the casual reader. It’s a lot of fun, honest.
When is it available and how can I buy it?
eBooks are available on President’s Day, February 19th, 2018. You can get them at lulu.com, kobo.com; or on iBooks, nook, or Amazon Kindle.
What are you working on next?
My big project right now is just getting this book out there and read. I do have plans to add more My Dinner With books to the series, so hopefully this first book will be received well. I’m always looking for ways to help connect people with American history and I think story telling is a really great way to do that.