Why did you select this topic, this revolution, this people as the backdrop for your family saga?
One might assume that with my background I would write science fiction novels about space travel. Maybe someday. My family heritage is Northern Protestant Irish. The Irish struggle for freedom from British rule is in many respects a mirror image of our United States fight for independence some 150 years earlier from the same overlord. So my story, The Irish Clans is a reminder that our democratic freedom is not to be taken for granted and must still be protected from those who would try to destroy it. That topic seems more important to me in today’s socio-political climate. And it relates better to my family story.