One of the things I find so notable and fascinating about the Vikings was their propensity to undertake tremendously long, daring voyages. My wife, Jeanette, and I have begun a long voyage of our own.
We met, married, and have lived the past ten years in Houston, Texas. We’ve had good things happen there–the greatest of which were that meeting and marrying I mentioned–but there have been hard times, too. As an example, the death count alone has been daunting: I lost both of my parents, Jeanette lost her sole surviving parent, we each lost a child, and all three of the pets we started out with now are gone.
But we believe, like Halfdan (see the end of book 3), in trusting fate. It has long been a dream of ours to relocate to the Pacific Northwest. And finally, a rather incredible sequence of events has fallen into place over the past year, making that dream finally possible. Our journey began today–we have begun our own, private Oregon trail.
And what is so sweet about this is that it is the Strongbow Saga itself, and readers like all of you, who have made this wish come true.
Thank you. When we reach our destination in Oregon, I plan to abandon myself to writing for the next few months, and complete the first draft of book 4, so my editors can begin reviewing it. More news to follow…