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This story — broadcast on Fox 8 and other TV stations — describes John Hood’s use of original videos to promote Mountain Folk characters, themes and settings, such as the Great Philadelphia Wagon Road.
In this final episode of the Mountain Folk Video Guide, John Hood explains why wrote the book and explores its most-important setting — the fairy village magically concealed atop North Carolina’s Pilot Mountain.
During this 15-minute interview, John Hood relates how he turned from history-writing to fiction in order to celebrate America’s traditions of freedom, community, and tolerance.
On this edition of John Miller’s popular show, John Hood describes the genesis of Mountain Folk and explains how characters from folklore and fantasy convey important historical truths.
For millennia, myth and lore have been effective media for transmitting values and virtues. The authors of Mountain Folk and How the Force Can Fix the World offer their distinctive takes.
Speaking on Charlotte’s WBT, John Hood explains how he came to combine American heroes with fairies and sea monsters to write his novels Mountain Folk and Forest Folk.
In this hourlong show, John Hood talks about researching Mountain Folk, using fiction to explore historical themes, and the folklore monsters that are featured in the book.
During this 15-minute interview with Mitch Kokai, John Hood cites the examples of Animal Farm, Brave New World, and The Lord of the Rings to show how fiction can depict abuses of power.
“Dwarves, fairies, and mermaids might sound like a strange way to teach a history and geography lesson, but Hood took this challenge head-on and achieved the objective in spades.”
In this 17-minute appearance on Tom Lamprecht’s radio show, John Hood talks about transitioning from nonfiction to fiction and using magic to depict moments in American history.
John Hood joins two other novelists to discuss the use of historical fiction to explore key topics — including, in Hood’s case, the enduring lessons of the American Revolution.
John Hood tells host Landis Wade that while he hopes readers enjoy his fantastic tales of early America, “there’s a serious purpose”: exploring human frailty and the nature of heroism.
Returning to John Miller’s popular NRO podcast to discuss the second novel in the Folklore Cycle, Forest Folk, John Hood explains why young readers enjoy old-fashioned adventure tales.
On the Writing Wall podcast, John Hood explains the historical context behind Mountain Folk and Forest Folk — and explains that civil wars are a recurring theme of early American history.