This easy-to-read illustrated book was recently released and is a wonderful story of one of America’s founding families.
This story tells of the early days of John Wing as he goes to Oxford University in England to study theology.
As a non-conformist minister, John Wing traveled through Europe as he escaped religious prosecution in England under the courts of Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth I. He intended to travel to the American colonies but died before he could achieve that trip.
His wife and sons made the trip several years later and arrived in Boston, an event that was notable enough to be entered into the diary of John Winthrop, governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. The Widow Wing and her sons first settled in Plymouth Colony and then moved and helped found Sandwich, Massachusetts on Cape Cod.
You can find a direct link to the ebook or the softcover in the left margin of this website, or you can search for my name, Sonja Danielson, on Amazon.com to see my complete catalog of available titles.
Have you had a chance to check out my new book, ‘The Voyage’? It’s an illustrated east-to-read book about the beginnings of one of America’s founding families.
If you’ve been to Cape Cod, Massachusetts you’ve likely driven or ridden through Sandwich. That’s where the Wing Fort House is located. You should take a tour. The house is chock-full of furniture and other belongings owned by the Wing Family.
The kitchen is something special and when you walk in you can imagine the family gathered around the gigantic fireplace. The smell of bread baking or a stew bubbling in a cast iron pot hanging off a hook over the flames fills your imagination. And that’s just the first room!
My ancestor, Stephen Wing, was the man who built the house. History relates this story: He was fearful of an Indian uprising and built a very solid fort home. The Indians in the area turned out to be very nice and helpful, making the home overbuilt. But I bet those 12-inch thick walls helped keep those frigid winter temperatures out of the home!
I am pleased to announce the working title for my first picture book: The Voyage. This tells the story of one of America’s preeminent families as it travels through Europe and finally lands on the eastern shore of the American Colonies.
The Wing Family landed in Boston and lived at Plymouth Colony before settling on Cape Cod.
I can’t wait for you to read about the Wing family! Sonja
I wanted to premier the artwork for my upcoming picture book about one of the first families in Cape Cod, Massachusetts and the early years of the patriarch, John Wing!
This is a sample of the artwork that is being produced for my new picture book: The Wing Family: From England to the American Colonies.
Isn’t it beautiful? The remaining artwork is just as special.
The artist, Emma Crick, lives in England and is so talented. To see this and more artwork, my book will be available before Christmas. Check back on this site for the announcement that it is available for purchase!
On Tuesday, I ran a free eBook promotion for Book 2, The Outsider. Were you able to get a copy? If not, don’t worry. The eBook is always available for purchase. If you like hard copies, each title is available in that format as well.
I run lots of promotions for the eBook versions of the Fairies of Carlow series. Keep an eye on the website for announcements. All the books, in hard copy and eBook, are available at Amazon.com. You can find the links in the left-hand margin of my home page.
These books are written for those of you who can read chapter books. Some of the words may need to be looked up in the dictionary, but it’s fun to learn new words!
If you, or someone you know, prefers picture books, then stay tuned! I have a book coming that takes a glimpse into America’s and England’s history–and introduces you to a family that was instrumental in the formation of the United States.
Plus, I’ll be introducing Guinness the Therapy Dog to you in a series of picture books. He’s a big lovebug and can’t wait to meet you.