Mini Interview with Ethan Coffee
What has the research process been like? Do you have a predominant source?The process has been intense! Starting out, I thought I knew a lot about American history, but getting all the details historically correct has been a huge undertaking. I've got a few books I reference quite a bit, but there's no substitute for the Internet when you absolutely must know the exact weight of an eighteenth century galleon!
What has been your most interesting historical find so far?
I think uncovering just how many things Benjamin Franklin invented has been amazing. We all know about how he discovered electricity, but there are so many inventions such as bifocals, the Franklin stove, a pedometer, etc. that truly show a mind with an exceptional ability to find solutions to problems that others hadn't been able to solve before.
What is the future of the series? And can you give us a teaser of what further adventures await Jack?Right now, I'm finishing up book three, which will conclude a mini-arc in the series. I've got a plan for where I'd like to take Jack next, but these things have a way of changing unexpectedly, so I don't want to say too much. Jack will be around for many years to come though, I'm sure of that!
Thank you, Ethan!