149th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

149th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

General Lee in the Remembrance Day Parade. Today is an historic day in Gettysburg – the anniversary of the day President Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous address while dedicating the National Cemetery in 1863. The release of Steven Spielberg’s movie...
Thanksgiving and the Civil War

Thanksgiving and the Civil War

I don’t know about everyone else, but for me, Thanksgiving conjures images of Pilgrims and Indians sitting around a large table dining on turkey and pumpkin pie. While it’s true the new arrivals to America did feast with the Native Americans in the fall of...
Remembrance Day in Gettysburg

Remembrance Day in Gettysburg

As I scramble around trying to get ready for my Shades of Gray book signing on Saturday, it occurred to me that people in other towns across the country may not realize what a special week this is. To some, Nov. 19 may just be a day that falls the week before...
Ford’s Theatre and The Civil War

Ford’s Theatre and The Civil War

Had a great evening at Ford’s Theatre on Wednesday, being entertained by the legendary Michael Lanning and Michael ‘Tuba’ McKinsey in the musical production of The Civil War. What a treat to sit in the front row on the balcony a few arms lengths from...
Civil War graffiti & a new photo of Lincoln

Civil War graffiti & a new photo of Lincoln

So many great Civil War stories in the news this week, I wanted to post a couple in case you missed them. As an historical fiction author, I am always keeping my eyes open for these, and it always amazes me when we learn something new about this period! The first one...
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