Shades of Gray part of Op. Desert Swap

Shades of Gray part of Op. Desert Swap

I keep wondering if my package has arrived yet in Iraq as part of Operation Desert Swap. In case you haven’t heard of it, authors all across the country have donated a copy of their book and “adopted” one of the 83 soldiers in Company C 3/25 Aviation...
The golden season of autumn

The golden season of autumn

Love this time of year – though I don’t feel I’m getting a lot done. My eyes are constantly drawn to the leaves tumbling and frolicking outside as if some giant being from above has cast golden tickets into the air and sent them spiraling to the...
Civil War etiquette in the Ballroom

Civil War etiquette in the Ballroom

When doing research for my historical fiction novel Shades of Gray, I was always intrigued by the rules of etiquette that were observed during the Civil War and Victorian era, and amazed at how far away from “polite society” we’ve moved. Here are a...
Remembrance Day weekend book signing

Remembrance Day weekend book signing

Just found out I will be doing a signing of my Civil War novel Shades of Gray at the new Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center on Nov. 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is Remembrance Day weekend so there will be a lot going on, including the must-see parade that starts at...
A Southern Spy in Northern Virginia

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...
 

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