Author & Researcher
I wanted to read an inspiring book to my children about our ancestor, Mohawk Chief and British Army Captain John Deserontyon, but I couldn’t find one….so I decided to research and write a children’s book about him myself.
During my research, I learned more details about his life such as how he helped his people escape from the Mohawk Valley after the American Revolutionary War and their eventual landing at the Bay of Quinte. I learned how Captain John played a significant role in the development of what Canada is today.
I am very grateful for everything Captain John did for his people. I found it sad that many people in Canada do not know who Captain John was and so part of my wish is to provide book readings and workshops to provide education and information to remember and honour him and his legacy.
My business and first book are named after Captain John as Deserontyon translated into English means, ‘Where the Lightning has Struck’.
As an author and researcher, I feel compelled to share my ancestor’s contribution to our shared history.
About Lightning Spark Books
Established in 2020, Lightning Spark Books is proudly located within T’Karonto (Toronto), Ontario. The enterprise is owned and operated by Pamela Devonshire, a member of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte. She created Lightning Spark Books to fill a gap in Haudenosaunee children’s literature.
Contact Lightning Spark Books
I love what I do and I enjoy spending time writing, speaking and researching. Please allow up to three business days for an email response from me and thank you for reaching out. I can also be contacted by using the Contact Form or by email at [email protected].
Land & Treaty Acknowledgement
I would like to acknowledge the spirit of the land and waters and the spirit of friendship among the Mississauga, Huron, Haudenosaunee and all Great Lakes First Nations. I would also like to recognize our wampum treaties, which were designed to protect, preserve and share the land, waters and resources in perpetuity among all peoples. Together, let’s remember and honour these treaties the way they were originally intended.