Posted by: harrymorganmoses | February 9, 2010

CHANGE IN AN INSTANT with C.L. FAGAN, author of “Lightning Strikes the Colonies”

Saturday, February 13, 2010, Noon PST


with Harry’s guest  C. L. Fagan, author of “Lightning Strikes the Colonies” – the new historical novel with a sci-fi twist.

C. L. Fagan is a technology consultant with degrees in history and engineering.  The Southern California native considers herself a life-long history buff, a Franklin enthusiast and is fascinated with obscure historical facts and myths.  “I’ve always been interested with little known historical facts and love American history trivia.”

Combining her fascination with Ben Franklin, knowledge of American history and aspirations to become a writer, C.L. found her niche blending modern-day storytelling with an incredible historical flare. C.L. describes her writing style as influenced by mystery, action-adventure and science fiction and science fact.

In her book meet Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, John Hancock and Paul Revere before they became American heroes! American history comes alive in Lightning Strikes the Colonies, an exciting “pre-steam-punk” sci-fi fantasy adventure novel as seen through the eyes of tenacious 23-year old Linda Darnell Hutchinson.

She is thrust into an incredible journey she never expected.  When lightning strikes, Linda is transported through a time portal from 2008 to 1752 – at the exact moment the great Benjamin Franklin first manipulated lightning – 24 years before the American Revolution.

Linda’s unexpected arrival and the advanced technologies she has in her pockets, convinces Ben she is from the future.

Taking on the name “Melinda” to better suit the times, she and Ben embark upon a fascinating journey through colonial America.  They meet the most famous American patriots when they were teenagers:  George Washington, 19; John Hancock, 17; and Paul Revere, 16.  Franklin, at age46, is in the prime of his life as a journalist, scientist and inventor. Because of the insatiably curious Franklin and the wildly outspoken reluctant time traveler, did sparks fly and history change by her mere presence?

Blending modern-day storytelling with an incredibly accurate historical flare, Lightning Strikes the Colonies is full of wit and humor, and is peppered with romance, while providing readers a provocative way to learn American history.

C.L. Fagan likens her writing to a little of the wit of Mark Twain, the humor of Kurt Vonnegut, with a dash of Carl Sagan’s scientific logic and the storytelling of historical sagas by John Jakes. Her novel series continues in the second book, Enlightening Strikes England.


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