Today I was looking for a photo to show my publishers about 19th-century boys' hairstyles, and came upon a photo that basically IS my main character. Funny, this happened when I was working on The Last Runaway too. Robert Goodenough, meet Honor Bright.

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He has what they call a thousand-yard stare. In real life he was a young Confederate soldier, who had clearly seen too much for his age. (Many thanks to The Civil War Parlor on tumblr for this image.) We don't know anything about her. I wish we did.