Austin Claflin is a senior at Southern Door High School and an avid researcher of the ancient world. He published his first historical fiction novel, Rebel and Roman, in October 2016. Austin hopes to continue writing books while he pursues a career in the ministry of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.
Austin will read an excerpt from his novel and talk about his research process as well as answer audience questions. Light refreshments will be served.
About Rebel and Roman
Set during the climactic Gallic War of 52 BC, Rebel and Roman follows two brothers through the great war between the Romans and the Gauls. One fights on the side of Rome, waging war for conquest under the banner of Julius Caesar. The other fights for liberty under Vercingetorix, the champion of the Gauls. As the war rages on, both brothers are forced to experience the brutality of war as they are thrown into the fray of combat, struggling to achieve ultimate victory.