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....
Weather during the Civil War

Weather during the Civil War

With all the hype about Global Warming, I thought it would be interesting to print something about the weather during the Civil War. It’s eye-opening to see the weather cycles that have been occurring since the beginning of time. According to the Virginia...
From snow to sun

From snow to sun

I don’t know if there is anything as majestic and serene as a Spanish moss-covered oak in the South. This picture was taken at Brookgreen Gardens, south of Myrtle Beach, S.C., where I’m relaxing and working on my next Civil War novel. To see more photos of...
Down South

Down South

As many of you know, I am in beautiful South Carolina this week, and I can’t think of a better place for a historical fiction author to relax and write. I am always looking for new plantations to explore, and was thrilled to find one close by called BrookGreen...
Valentine’s Day and Civil War romance

Valentine’s Day and Civil War romance

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d print a post I did about the beautiful love letter of Major Sullivan Ballou. “If I do not return, my dear Sarah, never forget how much I loved you, nor that when my last breath escapes me on the battlefield, it...
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