Individual Author Record
The novel I have written is a fictional account of what life along the Wabash was like for Early French Settlers. Much of the story takes place in what would one day be known in Indiana but a great deal of the story features Fort De'Chartres and Kaskakia in what would always remain known as Illinois. I have lived along the Salt Fork of the Vermillion River in Central Illinois since 2002. As a young man, I lived in Chicago in the 1990s.
Biographical and Professional Information
I was born along the Tippecanoe River and have lived most of my life in the Wabash River Valley. I am currently employed as a cataloger by the Illinois Heartland Library System. "Ouabache" is my first novel.
Titles At Your Library
Ouabache is the old French spelling of Wabash, the Algonquin word waapaahšiiki, the name the Miami Indians gave to the river that runs through Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. Based on a mix of facts and folklore Ouabache is the story of a boy and his mother struggling to find their place on the frontier of French Colonial North America. Featuring actual events and characters from history the story follows Charlotte and her son La'Havre from the Mississippi Delta to the Wabash River Valley painting a vivid picture of life among the French and Native people who occupied the land in the eighteenth century.