Civil War novel tops ’08 Favorite Book list

Civil War novel tops ’08 Favorite Book list

“If you only buy one book in 2009, make it this one.” – The Book Connection I know this is a little off topic, but it’s the end of the year, so I’ve given myself permission to stray a little bit. Since I never wrote about the wonderful...
Chrismas traditions during the Civil War

Chrismas traditions during the Civil War

I had such a great response to previous posts on Christmas during the Civil War that I thought I would share some others tidbits that I’ve discovered. First of all, just like a variety of other issues that are covered in Shades of Gray, the North and South were...
A thank you to readers of Shades of Gray

A thank you to readers of Shades of Gray

It just occurred to me that my historical fiction novel Shades of Gray reached its 11-month anniversary on Dec. 19. Hard to believe that almost a whole year has flown by since its publication date — and my goodness, what a year it has been! I can barely remember...
Wreath project born from Marine’s death

Wreath project born from Marine’s death

This post is a little off topic from my usual focus on the Civil War, but relates perfectly to my customary theme of honor and self-sacrifice — virtues that have been exhibited by those who have served in our military through the ages. Many of you may have seen...
Real-life hero a model for historical fiction

Real-life hero a model for historical fiction

Since this week is the anniversary of Colonel John Singleton Mosby’s birthday — the real-life Confederate officer that the main character in my Civil War novel Shades of Gray is based upon — I wanted to post a few snippets about him. The following...
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