How do you know your writing buddy has hit the big time?
It was pretty obvious for me when Carla McClafferty was invited to speak at a Comcast/C-span opening event in Little Rock. Fortunately, for those of us who live in a world without satellite or even cable, there is Youtube!
Carla appeared on Book-TV. She spoke about her use of primary materials to produce accurate and interesting nonfiction books.
In the course of her work in writing The Many Faces of George Washington, Carla debunks many of the Washington Myths. What Washington myths? Basically most of “facts” that you grew up knowing about Washington.
Her book follows the journey that the staff of Mt. Vernon took in creating life models of George Washington as a young man, commander of American forces in the revolution, and as our nation’s first President.
Naturally, anyone who has watched a television show that touches on forensics will be thinking, “Look at his skull!” No dice. You can’t dig up a former President just to look at his noggin. This meant having to take the long way.
Get a cup of coffee and take the time to watch this and you’ll have the basics on how to create a rock solid nonfiction book. I’m not saying that it will be easy, but you’ll know what you need to do!