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If you’re looking for classic fiction with a touch of romance, you’re in the right place! My books, whether historical or contemporary, are clean, old-fashioned love stories that satisfy avid romance enthusiasts, while containing enough action, adventure, and suspense to appeal to male readers as well.
The themes I write about are honor, courage, duty—and of course love, the type of enduring love that can be found in the pages of the old classics. Whether writing about the Civil War or America’s current War on Terror, my’ heroes are everyday men and women who do extraordinary things. From Civil War spies to modern-day women living quiet lives of desperation, I write books with the goal of keeping you thinking about the characters long after the last page is turned.
So what will you find here? Characters from the past and present who are dealing with formidable challenges, but somehow find the courage to overcome them. We live in tumultuous times, but people of honor, principle, character and integrity do exist. You’ll meet them in my books. And I hope they’ll convince you that enduring love and happy endings are possible.
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People often ask me where the inspiration for Shades of Gray came from. Those familiar with where I live assume that I write about the Civil War because I reside in Gettysburg.Truth is, it was a house in a Civil War town in Virginia that really inspired me to take the...read more
I took a quick trip to Virginia today - the first in a long time thanks to high gas prices. When I was writing Shades of Gray, I used to go at least once at week (often more), but I have not touched the sacred soil there for months now.For anyone who has never visited...read more
Reviews for Shades of Gray are really starting to come in now (at last), and they are all very complimentary.I especially enjoyed Kristen Pace's of bookpleasures.com, who says, "the intense sorrow, frustration, and ultimately love, seem to transcend the pages to...read more
I thought I'd continue my Civil War love letter theme, since it's hard to stop reading them now that I've started. They are so beautifully written and contain such poignant and moving words--especially when one considers the strong men behind those thoughts.One would...read more
In the midst of the chaos of today's society, it is sometimes hard to imagine the type of devotion that plays out in the novel Shades of Gray. One would not expect, after all, to hear sweet murmurings of love from those great soldiers we have come to know as hardened...read more
Many people ask me when my "next" book is coming out, and frankly, I don't have an answer. I know it is called "Above and Beyond" and that it is practically finished, but I've not really had the time to think about all the work involved in actually getting it out...read more
I can't help but smile every time someone notices the Jan. 19 release date of my novel "Shades of Gray," and mentions it to me.For those who are not aware, Jan. 19 is the birthday of one of the South's most honored and respected generals, as well as one of its most...read more
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I had a busy schedule planned for today... I really did. But with my chair facing the view outside, I can't seem to get motivated. I find my eyes drifting up, and then my mind drifting away, as I watch a steady shower of snow cascading onto the tree limbs and bushes....read more
I am always interested in reading first-person accounts of the Civil War, and so was pleased to find an article in my inbox this morning concerning the unpleasant task imposed upon Southerners of taking the oath of allegiance.After the War Between the States, loyal...read more
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