The Other Booths

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On the evening of April 14, 1865 during a performance of the play “Our American Cousin” at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C., John Wilkes Booth shot President Abraham Lincoln in the back of… Continue reading

General Lee’s Final Palm Sunday

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On Palm Sunday April 9, 1865, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union General Ulysses  S. Grant in the front parlor of the Wilmar McLean home at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, effectively… Continue reading

Waterloo Fact and Fiction

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Two hundred years ago Wednesday (March 25, 1815), Britain, Austria, Prussia and Russia signed a formal defense treaty against Napoleonic France called the Seventh Coalition. They all agreed to hurry troops into Belgium.… Continue reading

Historical Fiction or Historical Romance?

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As writers of historical romances, my History Imagined colleagues and I are very much aware of what’s going on in the world during whatever time period and country we choose to write in.… Continue reading

The Versatile Blogger

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    I was very honored over the weekend to learn that the talented and lovely Kathryn Gauci had nominated me as a Versatile Blogger. Kathryn’s historical novel, The Embroider, is next on… Continue reading

Pro-Union in a Confederate South

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 When I was a child in Georgia, voters were required to cast their ballots in the primary of the party in which they were registered. After accompanying my mother to the polls, I… Continue reading

Shame, Denial, and Abolition in England

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“You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.”                             … Continue reading

Thomas Jefferson, My Hero

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Ever since the Government, in its infinite wisdom, decided to cut down on Federal holidays and combine the birthdays of two of our most honored presidents–Lincoln and Washington–who just so happened to be… Continue reading

Sherman’s Leavings

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  Three weeks ago, I shared a Civil War story from my father’s side of the family. This week, I am sharing one from my mother’s side. This is a tale from the… Continue reading

Pony Express Ingenuity

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I just finished the second round of edits on my next release, Expressly Yours, Samantha, which will be released in March. I did a lot of research for this book, which centers around the… Continue reading