Off topic: A field trip to Virginia

Off topic: A field trip to Virginia

Just got back from my much anticipated trip to Virginia to attend the Rt. 11 Yard Crawl. If you enjoy finding treasures at yard sales then I’m sure you can relate to the excitement of attending 43 miles of them in one day! An added bonus for me is that the route...
Bad weather during the Civil War

Bad weather during the Civil War

If you’ve ever wondered what the weather was like during the War Between the States, it’s pretty easy to sum up – it was bad. The war took place at the end of the “Little Ice Age,” a period of general cooling and unpredictability that scholars date...
Confederate Heritage Month

Confederate Heritage Month

In seeking ways I could help promote Confederate Heritage Month and bring attention to the month of the year when the War Between the States both ended and began, I did what I always do as a historical fiction author – I turned to the voices of the past. After...
Another page from Civil War history

Another page from Civil War history

“Then not one drop of blood was shed in vain.” I found this passage about the Confederates repulsing an overwhelming force against unbelievable odds, and thought I would share. This type of writing is why I fell in love with reading first-hand accounts of...
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....
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