The author has a new idea to promote the new book “Mountain Folk”
(WGHP) – When you’ve written eight books, you become quite famous as an author. But John Hood never wrote anything like his last book – and first novel – “Mountain Folk. “
“’Mountain Folk’ is a historical fantasy novel set in Colonial America. So most of the action takes place just before and during the American Revolution, ”Hood said. “That means you have George Washington commanding troops in Yorktown and Daniel Boone moving to Kentucky and so on. But you also have elves and dwarves and a giant sea monster.
Yes, Daniel Boone, George Washington, and Alexander Hamilton share pages with elves, dwarves, and a giant sea monster. This one is different.
But it’s not just an escape fantasy. Hood has long made philosophical and practical arguments as a political commentator. And he hopes to do more than just entertain in “Mountain Folk”.
“What I have come to believe is that telling stories is the most effective way to shape the perception people have of their world, of ideas, of human nature,” he said. declared.
If you follow him on Facebook you will see that Hood is a history lover – any day he can post a seven paragraph account of some historical figure, tall or obscure, who is some level of the back. -grandfather to him. And it is this narrative that is in his blood. In fact, he believes it’s in all of us.
“Humans are a bunch of storytellers,” Hood said. “This is what fueled our success. Human beings support each other and their community by telling stories.
In a Tik-Tok world, it may seem daring to start writing novels at this point in a successful career, but Hood is convinced that “Mountain Folk” will do the trick.
“I firmly believe that reading is not only necessary but remains a popular idea for people if given just the right stories to read,” he said.
Find out about the unique way Hood promotes his book and some of the stories it contains in this edition of the Buckley Report.
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