PRLog - Oct. 26, 2012 - POTTSTOWN, Pa. -- Nobody in Freeborn, South Dakota likes the illegitimate son of notorious outlaw Jesse James despite the fact that he is nothing like his pop, until Woody proves, once and for all, that he is a true western hero. Freeborn, the Tale of the Wild West's Most Unlikely Hero, is a novel that combines the comedy and western with rare aplomb. With the ribald humor of Blazing Saddles added to the spirit and whimsy of the Princess Bride, Jeff Peterman has loosened the grip of the old west with a fictional fable of raucous nights that would make Deadwood proud, the grasp of family heritage on the next generation, and the power of love to change a prairie landscape, or at least the non-bandit portion of the wild American west. Freeborn, ... Tombstone and Deadwood, but with a sense of humor. "Nobody likes me. Everybody hates me. I'm gonna eat a worm," ... Jesse James, circa 1878, or so he supposedly claimed.
Author Question & Answer: Who do you consider the hero of Freeborn?
First off, I believe there’s more than one, and depending on the day, you could choose any of them as the predominant hero in the novel. Woody James struggles throughout the book to do good and heroic deeds, but is not accepted because of who his father was. Sylvia Jane Landsford is the only member of the community who has enough backbone to put Jesse in his place, and she fights like a badger for her son; there’s a measure of heroism in those deeds, even if she does it from a bordello’s balcony. Audrey May Nater, the Mayor’s daughter, ... it’s hard not to include her in that description either.
About the Author
Jeff Peterman was born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania and graduated from Albright College. He currently makes his home in suburban Philadelphia. Freeborn is Jeff Peterman’s first published novel. Upcoming fiction titles include the science fiction thriller Gazing and the romantic comedy Potato Fame. Prior to writing fiction, his previous writing and editing credits were in the fields of non-fiction, screenplay adaptation, and standup comedy. This included two years as screenplay contributor to the Peter Stark Producing Program at the University of Southern California’s Graduate School of Cinema-Television. He was also a comedy writer for Spanky, Star Search finalist; Hilda Vincent, a Los Angeles based comedian; and Jay Leno for the Tonight Show. The writer invites you into the world of Freeborn, the Tale of the Wild West’s Most Unlikely Hero.
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