A taste of life in the country

A taste of life in the country

We have certainly been lucky in the northeast to have had one of the coolest July’s I can remember. Usually the heat and humidity settle down on us the end of June and hot, sticky nights are the norm. This July, most days have been in the comfortable high 70s to...
Civil War general’s romantic courtship

Civil War general’s romantic courtship

“I have never, on the field of battle, sent you where I was unwilling to go myself; nor would I advise to go a course which I myself was unwilling to pursue. You have been good soldiers; you can be good citizens. Obey the laws, preserve your honor, and the...
Reader pens poem about Shades of Gray

Reader pens poem about Shades of Gray

As I wrote in a recent post, I had a book signing in Isle of Wight County, Va., recently for my historical fiction novel Shades of Gray. A few days after the signing I received an email from Gwynne George, who sent me this lovely poem she had written after reading the...
Independence Day

Independence Day

Happy Independence Day! Please keep in mind the reason we celebrate this day and remember that it took many brutal years of war before our independence was actually achieved. It is important that we remember what the founding fathers gave to us, and that we do not...
Olden Day’s Festival a step back in time

Olden Day’s Festival a step back in time

I’ll admit that I don’t always look forward to doing book signings, but I couldn’t have had a better time at the Olden Days Festival in Smithfield, Va., last weekend. For those of you who don’t know the history of Smithfield, it is located on...
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