Southern Book Tour: Mixing history with pleasure

Southern Book Tour: Mixing history with pleasure

Fort Clinch Continuing my post on my journey South, I left Summerville, S.C., and drove four hours to Amelia Island, ending up in downtown Fernandina. I now have a new favorite small town! Known as the “Isle of Eight Flags,” Amelia Island/Fernandina has had an...
Sights from my Southern Tour

Sights from my Southern Tour

Sunrise over Myrtle Beach. I’m back in Pennsylvania and obviously didn’t do a very good job of keeping up with my blog while on my Southern Tour for the Amelia Island Book Festival. Honestly between cocktail hours, dinners, presentations, and trying to go...
Southern retreat: An historic trip

Southern retreat: An historic trip

BrookGreen Gardens near Myrtle Beach. This was one of my stops a few years ago. I am very excited to have been invited as a Featured Author to the Amelia Island Book Festival, and plan to make the most out of my trip! I love the South (especially in February),...
Love story from the Civil War

Love story from the Civil War

Valentine’s card sent during the Civil War. Looking ahead to the “romantic holiday” known as Valentine’s Day, I though I’d share this heart-warming story of a hand-made valentine that a Confederate soldier sent to his wife during the...
Horses and the Civil War

Horses and the Civil War

Since the release of the movie “War Horse” there has been a lot more attention given to the role of horses in wartime. On a tour of the Brandy Station battlefield last summer I learned that for every man killed during the Civil War (around 625,000),...
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