The music and surrounding sound effects of the trailer were carefully selected to reflect the mood of the beginning of the book. I compared Judy's frame of mind during her arrival to New Orleans to an unanticipated storm thunderously rolling into the port. Because of her encounter with a member of the Green family, the powerful theme takes on a unexpected sensual tone, which then leads to the unexpected appearance of the mysterious stranger.
I began writing this book as a way of collecting and documenting my own family roots. I was curious how as far back I could trace my lineage. The more information I found after speaking to relatives and tracking down information on Ancestry.com, the more I realized that there was another tale forming; one which would connect all of the family stories together under one main theme. This is how the story of Judy began.
There really was a sixteen-year-old named Judy who arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana as part of a slave manifest on March 14, 1843, as seen below (#16).
Hope you enjoy reading The Green Legacy as much as I enjoyed writing it. Take a look at the trailer.