A nod to the fallen at Antietam

I spent many hours contemplating the ultimate sacrifice given by so many during the Civil War Battle of Antietam while I wrote DIVIDED LOYALTIES. Some 23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing after twelve hours of savage combat on September 17, 1862. Last week, while on my way to a travel writers’ conference, I took a…

Come say hello!

  I’ll mark the anniversary of the Battle of Antietam at Greetings and Readings Sunday, Sept. 17, with a book signing. Divided Loyalties—have you heard?—tells the story of a young Irish lass who wants to serve her adopted country as her brother Joe plans to do. It’s a struggle all the way as she strives to…

REVIEWS: Did you like my book?

A fellow author, Irene Frances Olson, recently asked on her website: If a book doesn’t have any reviews on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other booksellers’ sites, does it really exist? As anyone who has held DIVIDED LOYALTIES in his or her hands — and I thank all of you from the bottom of my…

BOOK QUOTE: “Maureen wanted to help…”

Like her brother Joe, Maureen longed to serve her adopted country. An Irish immigrant, she had found a home in the Maryland farming community of Sharpsburg. Instead of famine, she had found abundance. Instead of English troops marching by, she had found peace. She and her family had a new life filled with such promise.…