The survival of the Patawomeck Tribe of Virginia has been remembered within the tribe for generations, but the massacre of the men and the enslavement of the women and children has mostly been unknown outside the tribe until now. 1666 : A Novel by Lora Chilton imagines the story of the Patawomeck women who survived the decimation of their tribe in the summer of 1666, after being sold into slavery and shipped to Barbados. As a member of the tribe through the lineage of her father, Lora tells this story with authenticity and heart.
Kirkus Reviews said: "A disturbing, absorbing, and valuable addition to the literature of cruelty inflicted upon Indigenous peoples."
Lora Chilton graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. She has worked as a Registered Nurse, a small business owner, an elected official, a non-profit executive and a writer. Memphis is her home. 1666: A Novel is her second work of historical fiction.