Indian Wood — historical fiction about The Lost Colony
Published 9:29 pm Monday, September 8, 2008
Blounts Creek author raises questions about mystery, and a possible answer
By CLAUD HODGES
What happened to The Lost Colony?
That’s a question that many people have been asking since the disappearance of the group in the late 16th century.
Well, Blounts Creek resident Richard Folsom, an author who has recently finished writing a book about a possible answer to the question of the mystery of disappearance of The Lost Colony, has written Indian Wood, a work that will probably keep many readers constantly thinking while reading the book about the lost colonists’ vanishing.
Folsom is self-publishing Indian Wood, a work of historical fiction that he has recently had printed.
Indian Wood is a work of historical fiction written by Folsom that illustrates a theory of his about what might have happened to the English settlers.
Folsom memorializes the late Herbert Paschal, a long-time history professor at East Carolina University with ties to Washington, by dedicating Indian Wood to Paschal.
Folsom has been working to get his book on The Lost Colony in many booksellers’ hands. Indian Wood can be found at several places along the North Carolina coast and as far west as Raleigh.
Indian Wood can be found at some places in Washington, including the N.C. Estuarium, River Walk Gallery, A Slice of Heaven and Whimsy. In Beaufort County, Indian Wood can be found at the Historic Bath State Historic Site, the Belhaven Pharmacy, the Chocowinity Pharmacy and at the Angie Rhodes dental office in Chocowinity.
Folsom published his first book, the action-thriller The Pareto Spread, in 2006. Indian Wood is his second major work and fills 208 pages.
Folsom is available to speak to book clubs and other organizations on Indian Wood and the subject of The Lost Colony. He can be reached at (252) 940-0371.
Folsom was born in Fayetteville, has undergraduate and graduate degrees from East Carolina University and served in the Army.
Besides being a writer, Folsom has also worked in various positions in private industry.