I am honored to have as my guest today, Thomas Blubaugh, author of the NEW release “Night of the Cossack”
This book can only be described as a rare gem. Truly a work of art! I couldn't put it down. You won't find another book like it on the shelf these days. I was caught up in Nathan's life right from the first chapter. At the young age of 16 he was forced into the life of a Cossack soldier. Facing struggles that most of us couldn't even imagine he held true to his upbringing and teachings in the face of adversity. Don't miss out on the chance to own this book!
From what did you draw inspiration for your book Night of the Cossack?
Both of my grandfathers died before I was born. What little I knew about my maternal grandfather drew me to him. I first started developing a historical fiction story about him for myself. Then I felt my children and grandchildren might like to know about him.
What do you hope your readers will take away from this book?
I really hope readers will find out all they can about their ancestors before it’s too late to learn about them.
Do you know in advance what your message will be or does it reveal itself to you as you are writing?
It’s revealed while I’m writing. I read an article that said that characters direct the writing. I thought, “no way”, but I’ve found it to be true in my case. Although I created my own grandfather, in a sense, he became a strong character and pushed the story in areas I hadn’t thought of.
Do you set aside time to write daily?
Yes, but unless I’m in the mood to write it’s futile effort.
What other pastimes do you enjoy when you are not writing?
I love macro photography. I read, cook, play with my cat, Blacky, ride a motor scooter, play horseshoes and Bocce Ball. Most importantly I spend time with my wife, six children and fourteen grandchildren. I stay busy.