One hot summer weekend in July, something odd is about to happen at the old tavern. The whole village is getting ready for fun and celebration at the annual Independence Festival weekend down by the river, in one of the oldest parts of town, when space and time collide.Something has gone missing. Or has it? Maryvonne has set up her easel across from the old tavern early one morning when she is visited by early American novelist Tabitha Gilman Tenney, and begins to learn about some of the contributions of the Revolutionary War era black community in Exeter, New Hampshire.
RM Allen is the author of a historical-fiction trilogy set in Exeter, NH. "Incident at Ioka" (July 2020) and “Incident at Exeter Tavern” (Jan 2020) and "Incident at Exeter Depot" (March 2021). Through these books she shows what has been hidden in plain sight for all these years. All profits will be donated to a physical commemoration of that historic Black community, which included Black Revolutionary War soldiers, and existed for one hundred years.
She is also the founder of the town’s annual literary festival which celebrates the diverse voices of Exeter authors, past and present. More at ExeterLitFest.com. Her website is www.RM-Allen.com