The lovely month of May

The lovely month of May

As I was writing the headline for this post, it brought to mind the line from the Camelot song: “It’s May! It’s May! That gorgeous holiday…” I love being outside this time of year – soaking in the sun, raking out flower beds and...
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...
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...
A reluctant romance after the Civil War

A reluctant romance after the Civil War

Happy Valentine’s Day! This is my fifth post on love stories and letters from the Civil War. SARAH MORGAN and FRANCIS DAWSON   Sarah Morgan The romance between Francis Warrington Dawson and Sarah Morgan was an affair of the heart that took place after the Civil...
 

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