Off topic: Spring Flowers!

Off topic: Spring Flowers!

It sure seems like Spring took a long time to get here this year. Traveling in the South to promote my new Civil War novel Noble Cause gave me a taste of warm weather and gardens in bloom, so I’m very grateful that we’ve now had a couple of days of sun for...
Gettysburg churches a treasure trove of history

Gettysburg churches a treasure trove of history

Trinity UCC, Gettysburg I’ve been attending different church services the last few weeks–which may not seem like a topic for an historical fiction author’s blog–expect that every church I have attended was used as a hospital during...
The sweet taste of summer

The sweet taste of summer

It looks like summer weather has finally arrived. We’ve been teased with it here in Pennsylvania since March, but at last I think it’s here to stay. I’ve been picking fresh strawberries by the handful for a few weeks now, but this is an example of...
Robert E. Lee: A great American

Robert E. Lee: A great American

I always like to do a post on Jan. 19 because it is Robert E. Lee’s birthday – and the publication date of my historical fiction novel Shades of Gray. This year I chose to re-print President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s comments about the character of Lee...
Taking a step back in time with sealing wax

Taking a step back in time with sealing wax

Being an historical fiction author, I enjoy doing things the old-fashioned way (maybe that’s why I haven’t caught on to text messaging yet). Pictured at right is my wax seal set – a wax candle, “J” stamp and spoon. I bought the set from...
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