…Author pal, Don Massenzio shows how fact and fiction so often intertwine…


I had the honor of being featured on Seumas Gallacher’s blog today to share a little insight into the real event that inspired my book, Blood Orange. Thank you Seumas!

Seumas Gallacher

…here’s a superb insight to the kinda thinking and research that goes into the backstory of many great authors’ books… my pal, Author Don Massenzio traces it for yeez in this excellent Guest Post… enjoy..

On July 2nd of 1918, tragedy struck the hamlet of Split Rock, New York. This site was established as a limestone quarry in 1834. In 1880, quarry operations were expanded to deliver limestone used for the processing by way of a remarkable elevated conveyor about two miles long to the industrial plant at Solvay, New York. The quarry was abandoned about 1912. In 1915, during World War I, Split Rock became the site of a munitions factory.

Photo Credithttp://www.syracuse.com/living/index.ssf/2014/06/disaster_at_split_rock_the_week_in_history.html

The plant employed about 2500 people when it exploded on July 2, 1918, killing 65 and injuring 75 more. The explosion occurred when a mixing motor in the main TNT building overheated. The fire…

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