By Rebecca Price Janney, Jul 12 2018 05:23PM
Last Saturday my newest book in the Easton Series debuted at a place that couldn’t have been more fitting, the Easton Farmers’ Market. The weather was made-to-order. The launch of Easton at the Crossroads coincided with the 266th birthday of the market, which is the nation’s oldest continuously running one of its kind. At a place where my ancestors did their shopping from 1752 onwards, I had the pleasure of offering all my Easton books to the public. Wow!
I wasn’t alone either.
There was a special “appearance” of Colonel Peter Kichline, one of the two main characters in my books, as well as members of the Northampton County Flying Camp. This military unit went to the aid of General Washington for the defense of New York in August 1776, and their story is told in Easton at the Crossroads. Leading these troops was my dear friend Christopher “Sergeant” Black and his lovely wife, Patricia, who doubled as “Private Patrick.” They gathered a few members of their Flying Camp reenactors, and we also had the pleasure of spending time with Easton’s official town crier, David Rose, as well as two others who also pursue this old-time profession, including William Joseph. The Flying Camp marched around the Circle once, and signed up recruits at a special station next to my book table.
What a great day! How thankful I am for the Flying Camp and the Farmers’ Market for making the debut of Easton at the Crossroads totally special.