When I first launched the website for The Fiddler’s Gun one of the things I wanted to do was to find a way to flesh out the world and the story for people even though they hadn’t read the book yet. What I came up with is a feature I call “Letters to Peter“. The idea springs from a portion of the book in which the heroine, Fin Button, is away from home and has the opportunity to write letters to her childhood friend, Peter LaMee.
So for the past couple of months I’ve been imagining what those letters might have said. It’s been a ton of fun for me to be able to write about my characters in a new voice and in a new format. In addition to letters written to Peter I’ve been keeping it all fresh by creating letters and documents from other people and places that illuminate other aspects of the story. A mystery of sorts has slowly been revealed and I’m looking forward to seeing where it goes.
If you haven’t yet stumbled onto any of Fin’s letters to Peter, go check them out at The Fiddler’s Gun. I hope you enjoy reading them half as much as I enjoy writing them.
Pete Peterson is the author of the Revolutionary War adventure The Fiddler’s Gun and its sequel Fiddler’s Green. Among the many strange things he’s been in life are the following: U.S Marine air traffic controller, television editor, art teacher and boatwright at the Florida Sheriffs Boys Ranch, and progenitor of the mysterious Budge-Nuzzard. He lives in Nashville with his wife, Jennifer, where he's the Executive Director of the Rabbit Room and Managing Editor of Rabbit Room Press.
Great idea for a teaser of sorts. Looking forward to the book!
hmmm….I’m wondering if Fin might have made it up as far as the Maine coast? We have about 1200 miles of hidey holes for ships when you stretch it all out. I have tons of old letters in the attic from my seafaring relatives…better take a close look at what I might find!
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