The death of J.E.B. Stuart

The death of J.E.B. Stuart

I’ve been busier than usual this month, but did not want May 12 to pass without noting the death of Gen. J.E.B. Stuart (I missed the anniversary of the death of Stonewall Jackson on May 10). As a historical fiction author, I like to show the human side of the...
Civil War and wine: A perfect combination

Civil War and wine: A perfect combination

OK, at first glance you may not think the Civil War and wine have all that much in common – but, boy, are you wrong! I was fortunate to have the opportunity to do a book signing of my historical fiction book, Shades of Gray: A Novel of the Civil War in Virginia...
Historical fiction book signing at winery

Historical fiction book signing at winery

I was so impressed with the spectacular view at the site of my last book signing, I had to write about it. Bluemont Winery is located on a hill in beautiful Loudoun County, Virginia, at an elevation of 951 feet. You would not believe how far you can see! I forgot to...
Birthday of the American Civil War

Birthday of the American Civil War

“I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication, demanding the evacuation of this fort, and to say, in reply thereto, that it is a demand with which I regret that my sense of honor and my obligations to my Government prevent my compliance.” –...
Remembering Mosby and his Rangers

Remembering Mosby and his Rangers

Confederate History Month Anyone who knows anything about Confederate Colonel John S. Mosby, knows that the main character in my historical fiction novel Shades of Gray, resembles him in character. So for today’s post I thought I’d take a few excerpts from...
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