UPDATE: Please note that the Carrier reunion is now full. Unfortunately, we can no longer accommodate any additional guests or requests to attend.
Since the publication of The Heretic's Daughter two years ago, I have received dozens of wonderful emails and letters from fellow descendents of Thomas and Martha Carrier from all over the country. Surprisingly, quite a few of you had heard similar tales of the Carrier family, and even shared some stories that I hadn't heard before. I have loved connecting with so many relatives in this way.
This November my second novel, The Wolves of Andover, which chronicles the life of Thomas Carrier in England, and the story of how he came to meet Martha, will be published by Little Brown & Co. In celebration of my new book and the discovery of so many family members, I would like to extend to you an invitation to attend a Carrier family reunion, embracing all five branches of the family; the descendents of Richard, Andrew, Tom, Sarah and Hannah.
The dates of the reunion are November 5th and 6th, 2010, in Salem, Massachusetts, and will encompass a private reception Friday evening for the Carrier descendents and a larger, public event on Saturday that will include other historians, authors and perhaps a few surprise guests. My publisher, Little Brown, is working with me to secure a hotel with special rates, developing walking tours of Salem and, most importantly, the opportunity to spend time with those of you who would like to travel back to the place where the story of the colonial Carriers began.
In order to get the best hotel rates, event venues and speakers who specialize in Colonial American history, we'd love to get an early head count of who would be interested in attending. Please email me if you think you and your family would like to make this journey of discovery. Autumn is one of the most beautiful times of the year in New England, and it would be a fantastic opportunity to share this experience with you.
Very best regards,