After I turned to Cathy Beaudoin, librarian at the Dover Public Library, for info on Native American facts for my third novel, she directed me to Dana Benner with this introduction:
Dana Benner is a writer, lecturer and educator specializing in Native American history and culture, and he is of Micmac/Penobscot/Piqwacket descent. After serving 12 years in the US Army he went back to school and received his BA in U.S. History and Native Culture from Granite State College and is currently finishing his M.Ed in Heritage Studies from Plymouth State University. He currently is teaching History of New England at Granite State College, as well as Native History of New England at numerous Adult Education Centers throughout New Hampshire.
So I contacted this gentleman and am happy to have such a wellspring of information at my disposal! Will be adding him to my list of credits and acknowledgements, no doubt! On the down side, I'm afraid after he reviews what I've written thus far, I might have to scrap most of what I've written with Book 3, and I may have to do some rewriting and revising on the first two books! But even if I have to do that, it will be worth it, giving more accuracy and authenticity to the story.
.Here's an interesting article that might appeal to those of you who read Puritan Witch; The Redemption of Rebecca Eames. ! While researching for that first novel, I visited that same area located behind a Walgreens Pharmacy. It was fascinating to be there, where my ancestress and others once stood.
I just came across this article on Facebook today, and wanted to mention it here. Fortunately I had already come across this article so I knew to look there. If any of my distant Eames descendants want to visit the area, the address is 59 Boston Street, Salem, Massachusetts. By the way, since the beginning of this year, I have come in contact with 2 more Eames cousins; that brings the current total well over 60 I've come in contact with since the publication of my first novel!