Dan Cassenti

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Charlton’s Ground: (Softcover: $20, 232pp, 6X9”: ISBN: 978-1-68114-460-3; Hardcover: $35: ISBN: 978-1-68114-461-0; EBook: $2.99: ISBN: 978-1-68114-462-7; LCCN: 2018907740; Release: January 15, 2019; Edited by Destany Atkinson; Fiction—Historical—General; Purchase on Amazon or Barnes & Noble): Charlton is born into slavery on a South Carolina plantation in 1837. Belle, the master’s daughter, intervenes to save the tiny baby’s life when her father contemplates killing off the runt. Belle’s relationship with Charlton progresses from nurturer to teacher to friend to childhood love. She promises to marry him if she can use the words of the Declaration of Independence to convince their master that Charlton has rights. These events sets him on an irrevocable course to understanding the vicious and unjust world of the American South, where innocent childhood dreams lead to unthinkable cruelty.

Dan Cassenti is the author of The Mental Representation of Goals (VDM-Verlag), a non-fiction research study. He earned his Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Penn State and uses the insights from his education to give his characters mental depth and richness. He lives in Maryland, the home state of his two greatest heroes, Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman, who risked their lives to defend the rights of others.


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