• Marilyn Ostermiller

    Thank you for introducing me, through this post, to James Scott and The Kept. I am working on children’s historical fiction set early in 1929 when the US was teetering on the brink of the Great Depression. I am intrigued with James’ decision to set this novel in 1897, which he describes as” the pause at the top of the roller coaster, the cusp of the entire world changing with ever increasing speed.” We can learn much about ourselves by reading how others who came before us dealt with both the unique and universal challenges they faced.

    • Sally Whitney

      You make a very good point, Marilyn, about learning from people who lived in the past. I hope you’ll read The Kept. It’s an interesting novel.