Fictional character based on Civil War fact

Fictional character based on Civil War fact

While re-arranging my bookshelves the other day, I ran across my favorite Mosby book, written by one of his men, John Munson. Most people know that the main character in my historical fiction novel Shades of Gray is based on Mosby. For those who are not familiar with...
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...
A trip back in time to Olde Virginia

A trip back in time to Olde Virginia

Well, I’m back from beautiful Charlottesville and the Virginia Festival of the Book, and boy did I have fun! Though I was only there a short time, I did take the opportunity to see some of the historic sites the Charlottesville area has to offer. My first stop...
Civil War heroes & revisionist history

Civil War heroes & revisionist history

I was surprised, and a little dismayed, to talk to a reader in Virginia a few weeks ago, who thought that Colonel John Mosby (the Confederate officer that Colonel Alexander Hunter, the main character in Shades of Gray, is based upon) was a murderer and a thief. For...
Historic homes: If only the walls could talk

Historic homes: If only the walls could talk

On a recent trip to Virginia for a Shades of Gray book signing event, I passed the home called Eastview, which is located off Rt. 29 in Fauquier County. The house stands on a hillside and is easily seen from the road, but unfortunately, I didn’t have time to...
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