When researching my thrillers, I often find myself in some strange corners of the internet: conspiracy theory message boards, cryptozoology forums, and sites dedicated to strange history. In my forthcoming novella, Freedom, my protagonists are out to solve a mystery dating back to the time of the American Revolution. As you can imagine, I had a great time researching Colonial-Era people and places. One of my most interesting finds was George Washington's Prophecy.
Legend has it, while at Valley Forge, Washington was visited by an angel who foretold three great trials America would endure: The American Revolution, The Civil War, and another conflict in which all the world would rise up against us. Unfortunately, the prophecy seems to be a Civil War-era fabrication. The beauty of fiction, however, is that an author can play the "What if?" game. If you'd like to see how my co-author, Sean Sweeney, and I wove this prophecy into my latest adventure story, be sure to check out Freedom on May 28.