New Novel Uses Historical Indiana to Explore National Growth

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Co-authors Robertson and Robison mine family histories for accuracy, experiences

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In the new historical novel “A Marker on Huff Creek” Joe E. Robertson and Peggy Robison explore the landscape and people of 18th and 19th-century Indiana.

In the new historical novel “A Marker on Huff Creek” (published by AuthorHouse), authors Joe E. Robertson and Peggy Robison explore the landscape and people of 18th and 19th-century Indiana. Lifelong residents of the area, whose families have lived there for generations, they are uniquely qualified to pen this tale.

The story is told through the point of view of four women, each living during a different time in the 200-year period covered, from 1797 to 1997. Each portion explores the lives and families of the women, describing their everyday life as well as the historical and political forces shaping their culture.

An excerpt from “A Marker on Huff Creek”:

“The Kings of the earth stood by and looked on with total amazement – Napoleon, the Kings of Britain and Spain – and even the Great Indian Chiefs stood aside as the little band of thirty odd “ American” men, a black slave, a French half-breed and an Indian Woman with child took boats through uncharted rivers, rode horses across great plains, walked over sky-touching mountains and through and around falls and seemed to thumb their nose at the mighty making the announcement, accepted by the powers of the world – ‘This Land is Our Land.’”

Robertson describes “A Marker on Huff Creek,” calling his and Robison’s book a “… story of the forces and faces of extreme evil and powerful good building the world’s greatest nation on the wisdom contained in the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 and the determination of the intermarried families of the Huff Creek Valley.”

About the Author
Joe E. Robertson is listed in “Who's Who in America” and “Who's Who in the World” and described as an "industrialist adventurer" familiar with many places on six continents and more than 170 countries. However, he will always return to his hometown and county. Robertson 's family once owned the farm on Huff Creek in Jackson County, Ind., where much of the history-based fiction in the book took place.

Robertson has called Jackson County and the Huff Creek Watershed home all of his life and has six generations of local genealogy to substantiate his knowledge of the people and events that fill his novel. He is the author of “On Kilroy’s Trail.”

Peggy Robison has previous writing experience with Robertson. She too calls the beautiful Huff Creek Valley home. Both she and her husband were born and raised in Jackson County. Appreciating life in a small town, they chose to raise their four children in Brownstown, and it remains the family’s home. Robison has a deep regard for the history of Indiana and a devotion to keeping the stories of the past alive so that people can understand the events that have made us who we are today.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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