Ron Chapman Publishes First Novel, 'To The James'


Last updated 12/9/2019 at 2:48pm

Transylvania County native Ron Chapman has recently published his first novel. “To The James” is historical fiction, and is based on the lives of real life immigrants Thomas and Ann Chapman, who came to Jamestown, Va., soon after the colony’s founding.

The novel begins in the London of Queen Elizabeth I, at a time when Shakespeare’s Globe Theater was at its heyday, and follows the early life of Thomas Chapman along the streets and quays of his native city. Tragedy eventually spurs Thomas to come to the New World, where the land that Englishmen call “Virginia” is still very much...

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