Like many people who spent their childhood in Appalachia, I grew up hearing about how some of my ancestors were Native American. But our parents and grandparents couldn't tell us about their lives, or what their culture was like, because my white ancestors had stamped that culture out through revision, intimidation and shame. And in destroying that Native American history, they destroyed their own descendants' history. My history. All of our history.
But what if they hadn't? What if all our ancestors' cultures had come through with equal respect, and in equal amounts? What might our society look like today?
My fantasy series, Unveiled, is in part an exploration of those questions.