On a wing and prayer

On a wing and prayer

Wow, I didn’t know little birds grew that fast! They are gone. Their little house sits empty now after so much activity over the past few weeks.I’m very disappointed that I didn’t get to witness their first flight, but I’m not really...
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...
Civil War novel debuts on YouTube

Civil War novel debuts on YouTube

I am excited to finally announce the release of a video book trailer for my historical fiction novel Shades of Gray.Video trailers for books are a lot like their counterparts in the movie industry – a visual promotional tool that gives viewers an idea of the...
This house is for the birds

This house is for the birds

When spring cleaning my smokehouse earlier this year, there were a few things I wasn’t sure what to do with, so I hung them on the side of the shed. One of the items was a birdhouse, and within a few hours, it was being investigated top to bottom by interested...
Fans did the talking during the Civil War

Fans did the talking during the Civil War

Today’s youth do most of their communicating with their fingertips through text messaging, but courtship during the Civil War era was a little more complicated. The etiquette and manners that men and women observed during the Victorian era is a far cry from what...
 

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