Bio: Jack Trammell has published nine books, ranging from murder mysteries ("Gray") to math and history text books for middle school students ("Math in History"). His three collections of poetry each sold out within several months of publication, and he has published poetry and fiction in several dozen journals including: Virginia Adversaria, Snowapple Journal, and Exquisite Corpse. A prize-winning Virginia Writer's Club author, Jack works at Randolph-Macon College where he researches and writes historical articles for magazines like "America's Civil War" and is known for his regular Civil War column in the Washington Times. He is also an active researcher and publisher in the field of disability studies. Jack lives on a farm in central Virginia with his wife, Audrie, and seven children. Jack can be reached at email@example.com or you can visit his website.
It's still there--the bar silver; the swords and weapons; the jewelry--all of the loot that the Hispaniola couldn't hold some two-hundred years ago is still awaiting someone to claim it from Treasure Island. Jonathan Osbourne, a descendant of Robert Louis Stevenson, observes his parents discover some old papers, then mysteriously leave on a vacation to a deserted Atlantic island. When their plane is lost and Jonathan is forced to move in with a rich uncle, he becomes convinced that the papers ar... more info>>
Jack and Sarah are essentially opposites: Jack wears his heart on his sleeve, and Sarah is a person who never reveals her secrets; Jack is dependable and predictable, while Sarah's waters run deep and murky. Everyone around them is convinced they are wrong for one another, but Sarah and Jack defy the world and embark on marriage. To the surprise of everyone, it seems to be working fine. But life is filled with unexpected trauma, and the periodic discovery of terrible flaws in those we care so de... more info>>
History and the fate of great nations often turns on remarkably small events--a note dropped on the ground, a garbled radio message, or a case of mistaken identity... Or one person who goes against his or her nature for a split second and causes the elaborate machinery of war and politics to completely break down. During World War II, occupied Paris was a city filled with people acting contrary to their better natures. The Saints Departed, is a novel of these ordinary/extraordinary people and th... more info>>