Taking a step back in time in Gettysburg

Taking a step back in time in Gettysburg

I intended to write this post much earlier today, but my dog found something really smelly to roll in this morning so I had to throw her in the tub for a bath – and then clean the entire bathroom. (Still can’t get that smell out of my nose). Anyway, I had...
Remembrance Day in Gettysburg

Remembrance Day in Gettysburg

As I scramble around trying to get ready for my Shades of Gray book signing on Saturday, it occurred to me that people in other towns across the country may not realize what a special week this is. To some, Nov. 19 may just be a day that falls the week before...
Review: Shock Troops of the Confederacy

Review: Shock Troops of the Confederacy

Everyone who studies the Civil War has different interests, and I am no exception. My favorite topics are civilians, spies/espionage, cavalry units, and independent commands – all facets I touch on in my historical fiction novel Shades of Gray. I promised myself...
Historical fiction book review: The General

Historical fiction book review: The General

The General and Monaville, Texas By Joe G. Bax168 pagesEmerald Book Company Touching on a piece of history that I think is too often overlooked, author Joe G. Bax successfully paints a vivid picture of a small Texas town during the tumultuous period that followed the...
Civil War etiquette in the Ballroom

Civil War etiquette in the Ballroom

When doing research for my historical fiction novel Shades of Gray, I was always intrigued by the rules of etiquette that were observed during the Civil War and Victorian era, and amazed at how far away from “polite society” we’ve moved. Here are a...
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