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Author Interview – James Shipman @jshipman_author

Posted on: December 27, 2013

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Is your family supportive? Do your friends support you?

My family and friends are very supportive, and help me with advance reading and initial proofreading.  I’m a shoddy editor.

Do you plan to publish more books?

Yes, I’m currently writing a civil war novel “Going Home,” based on a true story.

What else do you do to make money, other than write? It is rare today for writers to be full time…

I’m a litigation attorney and mediator.

What other jobs have you had in your life?

I have worked at a boat marina, as an editor for a small newspaper, as an apprentice funeral director and my first job was at Burger King!

If you could study any subject at university what would you pick?

History, history, and if it was available—history.

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In 1453 Constantinople is the impregnable jewel of the East. It has stood as the greatest Christian city for a millennium as hordes have crashed fruitlessly against its walls.

But Mehmet II, the youthful Sultan of the Ottoman Turks, has besieged the city. His opponent is Constantine XI, the wise and capable ruler of the crumbling Eastern Roman Empire. Mehmet, distrusted by his people and hated by his Grand Vizer, must accomplish what all those before him have failed to do: capture Constantinople. To prove that he deserves the throne that his father once took from him, Mehmet, against all advice, storms the city. If he fails, he will not only have failed himself and his people, but he will surely lose his life.

On the other side of the city walls, the emperor Constantine must find a way to stop the greatest army in the medieval world. To finance his defenses, he becomes a beggar to the Pope, the Italian city-states, and the Hungarians. But the price for aid is high: The Pope demands the Greeks reunite the Eastern and Western churches and accept the Latin faith. If Constantine wants aid for his people he must choose between their lives and their souls.

Two leaders, two peoples, two faiths battle for their future before the mighty walls of Constantinople.

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Genre – Historical Fiction

Rating – PG

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Website http://james-shipman.com

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