A true Civil War love story

A true Civil War love story

Sometimes truth really is stranger than fiction. I found that out many times in doing research for Shades of Gray. Here is an unusual story about a well known Confederate general – George Edward Pickett – who of course gained infamy for Pickett’s...
Chrismas traditions during the Civil War

Chrismas traditions during the Civil War

I had such a great response to previous posts on Christmas during the Civil War that I thought I would share some others tidbits that I’ve discovered. First of all, just like a variety of other issues that are covered in Shades of Gray, the North and South were...
A thank you to readers of Shades of Gray

A thank you to readers of Shades of Gray

It just occurred to me that my historical fiction novel Shades of Gray reached its 11-month anniversary on Dec. 19. Hard to believe that almost a whole year has flown by since its publication date — and my goodness, what a year it has been! I can barely remember...
Santa Claus and the Civil War

Santa Claus and the Civil War

As we close in on the Christmas holiday, I thought I’d share a little information that I discovered while doing research for my Civil War novel Shades of Gray. When I was getting the manuscript critiqued before publication, I had so many readers question a...
Happy Birthday John Singleton Mosby

Happy Birthday John Singleton Mosby

I didn’t want this day to pass without acknowledging its significance as the 175th anniversary of the birth of Confederate Colonel John Singleton Mosby (1833-1916). I know this, of course because the main character in my Civil War novel Shades of Gray is...
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