After uploading my new book, Flesh and Grass, to Kindle, I did one of my regular Google searches on the protagonist's father, the Dutch colonial settler Pieter Plockhoy. I found a Dutch academic who had done his Ph.D. thesis on Plockhoy. We corresponded, and exchanged materials. I was shocked to find that he had new information that conflicted with info in my book! I had Plockhoy married to the wrong woman, and people I assumed were his brother and sister were, in fact, not related to him! What to do?
After long consideration (and much forehead-smacking) I decided to, as we say, "not let the facts get in the way of a good story." I changed the name of all Plockhoy characters to the fictional name of "Boom" and in the description say that the narrative is "loosely based on Pieter Plockhoy's ill-fated Delaware settlement."
The good news is that it is already garnering favorable reviews, like this and this, and is being readied for paperback publication by CreateSpace, which is the arm of Amazon that has recently taken over BookSurge, the company I used for my first book, War on the Margins, before it was picked up by Duckworth.
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