The King’s Broad Arrow: author and book debut

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Kathryn Goodwin Tone is a writer and the author of The King’s Broad Arrow, a historical fiction novel set in the early years of the American Revolution. The King’s Broad Arrow is Kathryn’s first book and is self-published. The book explores the ideas behind the Revolution through the eyes of Sam Nevens, a young man who is skeptical about both the war and himself.

Kathryn is an American who has lived abroad for most of her adult life. She has worked as a teacher for kids of all ages. Her experiences with children in school and as a mother were part of her inspiration to write a novel for young people, to share some life lessons and a fascinating stage in American history. Although Kathryn began her book in 2013, its message – that citizens must step up and work toward the kind of country they want to be a part of – is even more timely in 2020.

Author Kathryn Goodwin Tone

Illustration by Crystal Cregge

Lynn Thompson is the host and producer of Living on Purpose on WomensRadio since 2007. Following the launch of The King’s Broad Arrow in February 2020, Lynn welcomed Kathryn to be her guest. Special tip of the hat to Kim Eley of KWE Publishing who brought three women together in April 2019 when Kathryn was ready for an editor – Lynn, Consulting Editor with Living on Purpose Communications – and for an illustrator, Crystal Cregge, President and Creative Director at Liona Design Co, who created highly-engaging illustrations, and also completed the layout of the book for publication.

About Lynn Thompson

Lynn Thompson – Host and Producer of Living on Purpose

Lynn Thompson was raised in Ontario in Canada, living in Ottawa through her early school years.  After graduating from McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario) with a B.A. (Philosophy) in 1978, she traveled west by train across Canada with several stops along the way. For many years, Lynn was based on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, growing as a writer, photographer, postal courier and radio host. In June 2012, Lynn followed the highway to her roots in Ottawa. Now Lynn is based in Aurora (north of Toronto) since 2018, engaged in collaborative creative projects and editing for numerous writers.

Lynn launched into radio broadcasting in 2004 on CHLY in Nanaimo, BC (community campus station) as host and producer of talk show Living on Purpose. Since 2007, Living on Purpose is featured on WomensRadio, where Lynn offers listeners a nourishing blend of ideas and conversation with guestsauthors, musicians, healers, and philosopherswelcoming both new and established voices. In April 2020 Lynn launched The On Purpose Podcast on Podbean.