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Robert E. Lee: A great American

I always like to do a post on Jan. 19 because it is Robert E. Lee’s birthday – and the publication date of my historical fiction novel Shades of Gray. This year I chose to re-print President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s comments about the character of Lee...
Taking a step back in time with sealing wax

Taking a step back in time with sealing wax

Being an historical fiction author, I enjoy doing things the old-fashioned way (maybe that’s why I haven’t caught on to text messaging yet). Pictured at right is my wax seal set – a wax candle, “J” stamp and spoon.I bought the set from an...

A Southern Spy in Northern Virginia

Book Review: A Southern Spy in Northern VirginiaThe Civil War Album of Laura RatcliffeBy Charles V. MauroIt’s not often that an historical fiction author runs across a book that provides the perfect combination of war, romance, history, espionage, and famous...
Mixing pleasure with Civil War history

Mixing pleasure with Civil War history

It’s been such a busy September that I haven’t even had time to post about my mini-vacation to Ocean City a week ago. It turned out to be a drab, cloudy, rainy three days set between week-long runs of sunny weather, but we had a great time. As you can see...

Walking in the footsteps of history

As most Civil War buffs know, there is just something about standing on the actual spot where events occurred that transforms words in a history book into something real and tangible. As a historical fiction author, I have found visiting battlefields and historic...
 

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