Historic homes: If only the walls could talk

Historic homes: If only the walls could talk

On a recent trip to Virginia for a Shades of Gray book signing event, I passed the home called Eastview, which is located off Rt. 29 in Fauquier County. The house stands on a hillside and is easily seen from the road, but unfortunately, I didn’t have time to...
A page from Civil War history

A page from Civil War history

Just for fun, I thought I’d share some information from James J. Williamson’s book Mosby’s Rangers on what it was like in October, 1864, for Mosby’s men. For those of you who are new to my blog, Colonel John S. Mosby is the real-life...
Economy, Civil War novel go hand-in-hand

Economy, Civil War novel go hand-in-hand

As I write, the stock market is going up and gas prices are going down. Let’s hope the worst of the economic roller coaster is behind us. Still, there is a lot of anxiety out there, so I thought I’d share a little snippet I wrote for Amazon on why this is...
John Mosby – A rebel even after the war

John Mosby – A rebel even after the war

I received my latest copy of The Southern Cavalry Review today and read it cover to cover. Many thanks to the Stuart-Mosby Historical Society’s new newsletter editor Valerie Protopapas for an outstanding job. For those of you who are not familiar with Colonel...
Book-signing event a step back in time

Book-signing event a step back in time

My Friday book signing in Waterford, Va. at the 65th annual Waterford Homes Tour and Crafts Exhibit started out with a nice writeup in the Loudoun edition of the Washington Post. (It’s nice to get publicity with good timing, though I’m not sure it helped)....
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