April is Confederate History Month

April is Confederate History Month

April is here! Not only is everything finally starting to bloom after a long, cold weather, April also marks one of the most important months in the history of our nation. In 1861, April marked the beginning of the Civil War, and in 1865, it marked the end of the war....
A Southern Spy in Northern Virginia

A Southern Spy in Northern Virginia

Book Review: A Southern Spy in Northern VirginiaThe Civil War Album of Laura RatcliffeBy Charles V. Mauro It’s not often that an historical fiction author runs across a book that provides the perfect combination of war, romance, history, espionage, and famous...
Waterford’s past makes it special

Waterford’s past makes it special

Despite having a sore throat, I had a nice time at the Waterford Homes Tour and Crafts Exhibit on Friday and had a very successful book signing of my Civil War novel Shades of Gray to boot. Anyone within 100 miles of Waterford, Va., located in northern Virginia,...
Southern spy’s Civil War album

Southern spy’s Civil War album

I’m in the process of reading Charles Mauro’s new book A Southern Spy in Northern Virginia, and wanted to take a moment to share a few things that made me smile. The book is about the album given by Gen. J.E.B. Stuart to Laura Ratcliffe, a young girl in...
Fictional character based on Civil War fact

Fictional character based on Civil War fact

While re-arranging my bookshelves the other day, I ran across my favorite Mosby book, written by one of his men, John Munson. Most people know that the main character in my historical fiction novel Shades of Gray is based on Mosby. For those who are not familiar with...
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