Cover Reveal: The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch by Chris Barton and Don Tate

The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch will arrive as the United States marks the 150th anniversary of the period in which our true story is set: Reconstruction. In ten years, John Roy Lynch went from enslaved teenager to U.S. congressman -- a transformation that I hope our audience will find fascinating, and one that occurred during an era that many Americans know little about. The journey that Don Tate and I took with this book is a remarkable one as well. In 2007, as a friend and fellow writer in the critique group gathered at my kitchen table, Don was one of the first people ever to read my manuscript about John Roy Lynch. I'm so glad that -- all these many years later -- it's his marvelous art that's joining my story as it becomes a finished book. 

I am honored to reveal the cover for The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch. Drum roll, please! 

When can you buy a copy from your local independent bookshop? You will have to wait until April 1, 2015. It is worth the wait. Trust me. :) 


  1. Thanks so much for featuring us, Mr. Schu -- I've been looking forward to sharing this book with the world for SO LONG. Having the cover out there now might allow me to make it to April without bursting.


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