Welcome March!

Welcome March!

I don’t remember ever being so happy and relieved to flip the calendar over to March! It was almost cause for a full-blown celebration! Here in south-central Pennsylvania, we had the coldest February in recorded history. It seemed like every Monday morning I was...
Honoring our Veterans

Honoring our Veterans

After a computer crash this fall, I was going through old files that had been backed up on a disc, and ran across this post. I remember every detail of the events it describes, but I have absolutely no memory of ever writing it down.   Even though it focuses on...
A star-spangled visit to Fort McHenry

A star-spangled visit to Fort McHenry

It’s been exactly a month since I visited “the birthplace of the National Anthem” for the 200th anniversary of the “Star Spangled Banner,” but I am only just getting around to writing a post about it. I’m happy to report that my...
Two-time winner of Southern Fiction Award

Two-time winner of Southern Fiction Award

I can’t believe summer is really here, and we are heading into the Fourth of July holiday weekend! I have been trying to get the garden in shape, but it’s been slow-going this year. We do finally have some beans coming, along with broccoli, tomatoes,...
John Esten Cook Award for Southern Fiction

John Esten Cook Award for Southern Fiction

Honored to announce that my Civil War novel Above and Beyond has been awarded the 2014 John Esten Cooke Award for Southern Fiction. Noble Cause won the 2011 Award, so I am a two-time winner! Cooke was a Civil War soldier and one of the most important literary figures...
 

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