While I’ve always loved to write, I never thought about being a writer. I have always been fascinated by history, and one day, I picked up a pen and started writing about a story I’d heard years before. A lifelong resident of New England, I am the co-president of a regional historical society and create tours that showcase the three-hundred-and-sixty-year history of the area.
I am the author of the award-winning historical fiction books The Devil’s Elbow and The Long Journey Home. A graduate of Holy Cross, I appreciate all kinds of stories, from anecdotes to tall tales.
A freelance writer and editor, newspaper columnist, writing coach, workshop teacher, and amateur colonial historian, Ed Londergan has always been fascinated by American history. He began researching the battles of King Philips’s War and was amazed by what he found. He decided to bring history back to life through the eyes of Jack Parker, a young orphaned boy from Ipswich, and his passage into adulthood during a very dangerous and frightening time.
The result was The Devil’s Elbow (Indian Rock Publishing, 2013), which won an honorable mention in the juvenile fiction category at the 2013 New England Book Festival. Londergan’s newest book, The Long Journey Home, continues the story with Jack Parker’s capture and escape and his brutal trek home through the winter wilderness to the wife and son he loves beyond measure, so together, they can find the one place that is truly home.
What People Say
All descriptions and narrative are worked right into the story-line to create an aura of reality and permanence in this work. .Jonel on GoodReads
I’d recommend this book to anyone looking to mentally bridge that history gap of the personal lives of a Bay Colony family in the 17th century to today’s modern, Massachusetts family. Well done again, Ed!Amazon Reviewer
I was totally captivated, entertained, educated, and moved. Thank you for your fine work.Dan Hamilton