Historical fiction novel set in the early years of the American Revolution, exploring ideas behind the Revolution through the eyes of Sam Nevens, a young man who is skeptical about both the war and himself. Following the launch of The King’s Broad Arrow in February 2020, Lynn Thompson welcomed Kathryn to be her guest (14 minutes). Kathryn Goodwin Tone, author of The King’s Broad Arrow, has been recognized twice, as an Eric Hoffer Award Finalist and as a winner in Juvenile Fiction by Indie Excellence Awards.

The King’s Broad Arrow is Kathryn’s first book and is self-published.

Kathryn is an American who has lived abroad for most of her adult life. She has worked as a teacher for kids of all ages. Her experiences with children in school and as a mother were part of her inspiration to write a novel for young people, to share some life lessons and a fascinating stage in American history. Although Kathryn began her book in 2013, its message – that citizens must step up and work toward the kind of country they want to be a part of – is even more timely now.

Special tip of the hat to Kim Eley of KWE Publishing who brought three women together in April 2019 when Kathryn was ready for an editor – Lynn, with Living on Purpose Communications – and for an illustrator, Crystal Cregge, President and Creative Director at Liona Design Co, who created highly-engaging illustrations, and also completed the layout of the book for publication.

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