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Author:  longknife [ Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:22 pm ]
Post subject:  The Sailor and The Carpenter, Book One Father Serra's Legacy

Paid any attention to the history of your city lately?

Wondered about the history of the mission?

Well, Bluewood Publishing of Christchurch, New Zealand will release Book One of Father Serra's Legacy, The Sailor and The Carpenter.

Dale Day, a retired U.S. Army Master Sergeant and California native has written this epic series about the efforts of pious Franciscan friars and brave Spanish soldiers to explore the California wilderness in the late 18th Century. Book One is about the Franciscans assuming control of the Jesuit missions in Lower (Baja) California and their trek north to the Ti Wan river, just south of present day San Diego.

    Timothy Beadle’s father indentures him to a ship’s captain and he soon is in Mid-Atlantic on his way to the far north-western shores of The New World. Padding the deck and climbing the rigging is exhilarating to the young English farm boy. The captain is a fair, God-fearing man who ensures Timothy also learns reading, writing and arithmetic. Strange islands and naked savages fill Timothy with curiosity and wonder.

       Fate has more changes in store for Timothy. As the ships sails home with holds full of rich furs, a cyclone hits and Timothy ends up on the shores of Spanish California. Rescued by a young Indian boy, Jaime, and treated by the village medicine woman, Timothy is taken before grey robed priests, who offer him sanctuary when a local official ties to imprison him as a pirate.

       Jaime had dreamed of Timothy’s arrival months before. Both sense the blood bond that ties them together and they unite in an effort, led by Father Junipero Serra, to expand the catholic faith and Spain’s control of the Californias.

The novel will be available for purchase in paperback and e-book formats on 20 February 2013 at bluewoodpublishing.com.  Will also be available on-line at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple and most other e-book or online stores.

Your reviews and comments can be posted on Dale's blog @ http://msgdaleday.blogspot.com

Author:  longknife [ Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:49 pm ]
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The Sailor and The Carpenter now available @
E-book http://bluewoodpublishing.com/Blueshop/ ... cts_id=216

Paperback http://bluewoodpublishing.com/Blueshop/ ... cts_id=217

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Author:  longknife [ Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:59 pm ]
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And also @

Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/Sailor-Carpenter- ... +CARPENTER

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sailor-Carpente ... 905&sr=1-1 and other international Amazon.com sites.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-sai ... 1927220061 [no cover image]

Author:  longknife [ Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:50 pm ]
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For further information on the California missions, check out the guest blog The Spanish Missions on the California Peninsula by David Kier. David has an amazing collection of maps, photos and documents on the subject and I linked to his site on the blog post.

Author:  longknife [ Tue Aug 26, 2014 4:26 pm ]
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Book Review of The Sailor and the Carpenter

I have to admit to be extremely proud of this. The best thing of writing is having someone enjoy reading this. :salut:

Read the review @ http://joydfanning.blogspot.com/2014/08 ... er-by.html It can also be found @ https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/174 ... -carpenter and http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/192722 ... HWK55XCGG2

Author:  longknife [ Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:13 pm ]
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I posted the link, but failed to post the review. So, here it is:

My Review:

*I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review*

First off I love how this book was written. The voice of the characters the reader follows just brings them to life. I was captivated into this story from the very beginning. I liked how the story went from Timothy's point of view to Father Serra. Eventually their stories intertwine and that was fun to read.

I really enjoyed Timothy's chapters because it was so interesting learning about him being on the ship. I have little sailing experience myself so I found all of it captivating. Readers who enjoy adventure should get this book. The characters are well developed and the plot is interesting enough to keep the story moving forward.

This book also has a lot of historical appeal. I love reading books set in the past and this book would be great for readers who enjoy that as well.

Author:  longknife [ Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:13 pm ]
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Author Interview

Really nice to have this posted

Dale was wonderful enough to answer a few questions for me! Love picking authors brains!

1. Have you always wanted to be a writer?
I've read books as long as I can remember. I've wanted to tell stories since I was in Kindergarten. Some of them got me into trouble.

2. What inspired the idea for The Sailor and The Carpenter?
There were a number of things but the most important was realizing how the history of Father Serra and the missions had been skewed toward Politically Correct.

3. What types of book are your favorite to read?
I read everything but romances.

4. Was there any author or person who inspired you to write?
The list is endless. Forester. Jean Aul. Isaac Asimov. Winston Churchill.

5. Advise for aspiring authors?
If you want to be a published author, you must realize it is work! Hard, often boring work. You must establish the same kind of rules for yourself as if it was another job. And research! Your readers will believe you if they see you've done your homework.

Author's Website @ http://msgdaleday.blogspot.com/

Author's Goodreads Page @ https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3132112.Dale_Day

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