The ‘Beyond’ Trilogy – February 2014 Newsletter

The ‘Beyond’ Trilogy – February 2014 Newsletter

A Refreshing Approach to Historical Fiction

Novels by J. Winfield Currie


I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for spring weather to begin slipping in. I actually like shoveling snow – fresh air and good exercise – but only so much, and we’ve gone way beyond the fun time limits.

In January’s Newsletter I gave you links to my 4 main “Beyond All Reason” characters; hopefully you had a few moments to take a quick look. I am placing more attention on building greater visibility and awareness of that book while its Screenplay is still in review on the West Coast. Many of you may be aware that my trilogy begins during the Revolutionary War. Like myself, if you have been around for a while, you’ve noticed that popularity of everything we enjoy in life, be it clothing, music, movies, etc., tends to travel in repetitious circles. The Revolutionary War, Gold Rush, and Wild West Eras are all gaining renewed popularity.  “Sleepy Hollow” is one of my absolute favorites, along with the movie “The Lone Ranger”. Johnny Depp was masterful as Tonto, and the new twist on the two main characters was refreshing and subtle in its overall message.

Believe it or not, the Revolutionary War Era is just as relevant today as it was back then, primarily due to mankind’s behavioral dysfunction. Sadly, that universal dilemma remains constant despite the onset of a new day, new year or …  new era. That’s why, unless a universal miracle occurs,  “Beyond All Reason” will always remain timely. Take a closer look at my 4 main characters as I share a bit of each individual’s angst. Anything sound familiar? Read on, I think you’ll agree.

Lest my observations bring you down, let me share my method of coping: cock-eyed optimism. Does approaching life with a tad of irreverence increase one’s longevity? Don’t know, but it sure makes the journey more enjoyable!

Does an author’s background really influence their character? Yes, and … no. But that’s next month’s topic of interest.

Until next month, Joan

J. Winfield Currie – A Colorful Author with a Fresh New Voice