Howard Frank Mosher
“The Mark Twain of Our Times” (AP)
Introducing his forthcoming novel (March 2010)
Walking to Gatlinburg
A Slide Show, Talk, and Reading: Transforming History into Fiction: The Story of a Born Liar
For my bookstore, library, and related events for Walking to Gatlinburg, I have prepared a unique slide show. “Transforming History into Fiction: the Story of a Born Liar” chronicles how I wrote Walking to Gatlinburg, from the surpassingly strange, never-before-told family stories that inspired the novel – including that of my notorious Great, Great, Grandpa Gleason, who met his end while attempting to murder his family – to the several research trips I took to retrace Morgan Kinneson’s epic walk south from the mountains of northern Vermont to the remote coves and hollows of the Great Smokies. (The slide presentation also includes some amusing modern-day images that Morgan did not see on his way south in 1864.)
I’ve included several images from the slide show on this page. Enjoy the pictures, and please do check my calendar on this website and come see the rest when I’m in your area.
As the Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration approaches, don’t miss Walking to Gatlinburg!