Origins of the Lone Star state as a slave fights for freedom

Available March 1, 2012

Sloan Publishing        ISBN 978-1-59738-035-5       $19.95 paperback/ $9.99 ebook    Distributed by Partners West

Escape from Texas is the story of James Robinson, a slave who dreams of freedom in the years leading up to the Texas War of Independence.  Confronting his dreams are planters who have other plans for Texas.

“A tantalizing, compelling, and learned look into an under-examined period of history that bridges the experiences of African-Americans, Mexicans, Afro-Mexicans, Native-Americans, and Anglo-Americans alike.  Few other books have so keenly explored what border life may have been like in the years leading up to the Mexican-American War.  Certainly, no novel has so astutely captured the mindset of black slaves and their complicated relationships with Mexico during this era.  This is an unusual piece of fiction, both for its tight historical accuracy and the scope of its imagination.  This is a gripping and wonderful narrative, packed with surprises, as well as new lessons in history.”   –Ben Vinson III, Johns Hopkins University, author of Black Mexico and Flight: The Story of Virgil Richardson, A Tuskegee Airman in Mexico

 Availability:  The print book is always available from Sloan PublishingBarnes & Noble, and  It goes in and out of stock at  Orders made while it is listed as “temporarily out of stock” will take about two weeks to receive.  E-books are always available at (Kindle), Barnes & Noble (Nook), and Google Play.


Reading:  July 3, 2013, 7:00 P.M. at World Fellowship Center, Conway, New Hampshire.


SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA BOOK TOUR General information:  510-860-3516
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