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I discovered 1775 quite by accident.  It was hidden under a pile of other stuff, like 1776, which is very flashy and 1787, which is meaty and heavy.   And yet, once I discovered 1775, I realized that 1776 and 1787 would not have been what they were had it not been the overlooked 1775.  Particularly April 19th, 1775.

I was involved in teaching a bunch of kids about other, seemingly more important years when my co-teacher invited me and my husband to come learn to shoot rifles.  Then she chatted on enthusiastically about something called Appleseed and I sorta stopped listening.  I mean, I didn’t even have a rifle to learn on.

But the idea caught flame and we bought rifles and on a frigid day in January, off we trudged to the rifle range to be “Appleseeded.”   We about froze to death out there, but came back for more the next day.  Did we learn to shoot?  Not that day, we didn’t.  But we discovered April 19th, 1775.

You see, interspersed with the shooting lessons were the stories.  (Don’t look now, but the stories are what Appleseed is all about.  The shooting is just the carrot.)

We heard about Isaac Davis and Samuel Prescott and a bunch of people we’d never heard of.  We fell in love with Samuel Whittemore.  You see, the extent of our knowledge of April 19th, 1775 was that Paul Revere rode through the countryside shouting “The British are Coming” (which is just silly when you think about it), shots were fired, some people died and the Revolutionary War was started.   Now we tasted more.  And we were hooked.

So, what does a writer do, when she falls in love with stories about the lives of heroes and heroines?  She starts writing them.

And Revive1775 was, well, born.

Now, not only to I tell the stories to anyone who will listen (LibertySeed). I am writing a series of books that revolve around that day and those people.  In the meantime, I blog.

If you have questions or comments, don’t hesitate to contact me.

Cheers,

        Jax Hunter

 

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