Civil War landmark is almost history

Civil War landmark is almost history

One of the many benefits to come out of book signings is the wonderful people I get to meet. The signing I did at Historic Blenheim in Fairfax, Va. is certainly no exception. Mentioning to one visitor that the main character in Shades of Gray is based loosely on...
Honoring history on Confederate Flag Day

Honoring history on Confederate Flag Day

“Who will scorn or frown to see veterans of the South’s shattered armies unfurl that other banner, the riddled and blood-stained Stars and Bars, to look upon it and weep over it, and press it to their bosoms? For it is hallowed with recollections tender as the...
Words from the heart during the Civil War

Words from the heart during the Civil War

I couldn’t let Valentine’s Day approach and not write something on the art of letter writing, which was so important during the Civil War. Eloquently written love letters were part of Victorian era courtship and continued through a couple’s marriage....
Civil War hospital contains diary on walls

Civil War hospital contains diary on walls

I always get excited when I’m invited to a historic venue for a book signing, and could not be more pleased to be attending a Civil War author Meet and Greet at Historic Blenheim in Fairfax, Va., on Feb. 21. I don’t know about anyone else, but I had never heard...
Birthday of Confederate hero Robert E. Lee

Birthday of Confederate hero Robert E. Lee

“Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, you should never wish to do less.” – Robert E. Lee Jan. 19, marks two great historic events. First, it is the anniversary of the publication of my historical fiction novel Shades of Gray, and second it...
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