TBF, there is a reason, it's just got something to do with the whole mess with the Pieces of Eden and the Knights Templar and whatever.that Assassins Creed DLC where George Washington becomes a Monarchical Tyrant Because Reasons
And that could be a function of this story being my first real stab at AH. It was actually this book about the election that pitted James Madison against James Monroe that got the creative juices flowing.To bring this back round to the original subject, I like how, since the murder sparks the whole plot off, it is effectively an AH story taking place immediately after the PoD, an interesting style you don't see much of.
I’d be glad to!
Indeed, the only other example I can think of offhand is Eric Flint's The Rivers of War, and that's a more conventional war 'n' politics adventure.To bring this back round to the original subject, I like how, since the murder sparks the whole plot off, it is effectively an AH story taking place immediately after the PoD, an interesting style you don't see much of.
Well, that background certainly makes sense for the direction the novel takes.I’d be glad to!
As far as my background goes I’d only had a short story published before Defying Conventions. I started writing the novel itself for NaNoWriMo a few years ago. I graduated law school and got my license to practice law in 2007, so that’s a big part of the reason that the legal/constitutional issues interest me.
I've actually been intrigued for a long time about the idea of what would have happened if the United States had somehow continued under the Articles of Confederation.How did you come to write about an alternate Constitutional Convention? And what kind of research did you need to do to develop the plot of the novel? My impression was that you have an incredibly in-depth knowledge of the issues surrounding this period.