Posted by: Author | July 8, 2011

Friday Facts- July 8, 2011- Northwest Passage

Since my book, Redemption for the Devil comes out a week from today, I thought I’d talk a bit about the Arctic Ocean and the Northwest Passage that was first navigated by Roald Amundsen between 1903 and 1906. This is a sea route that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. Many explorers tried to open that route for many, many years. Amundsen was the first to  have success. Canada says the Passage is theirs and the US and European countries say it is an international strait. Right now, it’s open for use for free passage.

In my novel, the heroine’s father is an adventurer and is fascinated by the Northwest Passage and takes off to explore it for himself. His ship goes down and he’s presumed dead. This, and the fact that her cousin comes to Cork, Ireland to take over the business, is the impetus for Peg to search for a new life in America and thus begins her story and her adventure. 

I have always been fascinated by the great white North and this was a fun way to pull it into my stories. 

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  1. You have done it again Jillian. Having had a sneak peek at Redemption for The Devil I am doubly anxious for it’s release. It’s a fabulous story beautifully told. I wish you great success on your latest release.

  2. The minute I read Northwest Passage, my brain started clicking. Didn’t Frankenstein’s monster board a ship for the arctic? I can’t remember right now (damn you medication!), but I remember something at the end of the book about it. Anyway, enough of my drugged ramblings. Great Friday Fact!

    • Yes, yes he did. Speaking of that, you need to see the version with Kenneth branaugh. Deniro is the monster.

  3. Yep. I’m still in love with that cover. I can hardly wait for this book to come out. And that is a fabulous iceberg pic. Amazing!

    • I love this cover, too. I think it’s awesome. Hope you like the book! I have that iceberg in my book trailer for this book.

  4. I’m with you on the cover. One of my favorites. Looking forward to the nook format of this book. I’m really really trying to hold off of some of my purchases so I can populate my nook library.

    • I’m glad you like it. Nook should be available right away, Lavada. According to my publisher, that is. LOL!

  5. How exciting! A new release! I can’t wait. I’ll be looking for the Kindle addition.

    • Thanks Ciara- this one is quite different from the other 2 as it is a 1920 historical. It still has the adventure aspect though.

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