Today is an anniversary never before seen in British History. For the first time, ever, a monarch celebrates a "Sapphire Jubilee." Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne 65 years ago, on Feb. 6th, 1952. It is likely my grandparents and great-grandparents took note of the day. In the preceding 65 years, there had been 5 British monarchs: Victoria (1836-1901), Edward VII (1901-1910), George V (1910-1936), Edward VIII (1936), and George VI (1936-1952). It is truly incredible that 65 years have passed with only one.
I had not intended to create a post, but have decided I cannot let this day pass without my recognition and comment. I do this because the British royalty is the fictional setting for my "Prince David" series of Young Adult novels, staring Zac Bolitho as the protagonist, and Prince David as his key friend and sidekick. As I state in the introduction to Book 1, this is a book providing inspiration for building lasting friendships, caring about family, seeking adventure, and overcoming the challenges we all face in life.
This is a book, and a series of books, for any young person or adult who has ever wondered where they fit into this world or how they could make an impact.
Zac and the Reluctant Prince, Book 1 of the Prince David series... Published in March 2012, the eBook is now available here.
Zac and the Prince's High Adventure, Book 2 of the Prince David series... The story of Zac, his family, and Prince David continues in Book 2, profiling Prince David's continuing adventures and increasing public attention. Still being completed. Expected release before the end of 2017, in recognition of the year of the real-life Sapphire Jubilee of the Queen.
Prince David, Book 3: Zac and the Prince's High Impact - outline complete, but subject to change
Prince David, Book 4: A Profile in Courage - being written
I've enjoyed writing the books, and I hope some will appreciate the story and my fictional view of what might take place in the coming years.