RESEARCH: Tomatoes

I almost got tripped up by tomatoes. When I was creating the world of DIVIDED LOYALTIES, I thought I considered everything. I went through antique photos of clothes and uniforms. I drove through the countryside near Sharpsburg so I knew what Maureen saw as she marched from home to hospital and back. I read an article (thanks…

DIVIDED LOYALTIES — New novel coming in July

  Drum roll, please. I’m thrilled to reveal the cover design for my upcoming novel, DIVIDED LOYALTIES. My Civil War historical novel will be published in paperback and e-book by Black Rose Writing on July 27, 2017. I wrote my Civil War novel  for my mother and my daughters. I wrote it to honor Clara Barton, a personal heroine and the…

A STORY: After the storm

Megan didn’t care whether the storm raged for the rest of the night. Let the thunder roll through the valley. Let the lightning crash through the orchards. Let the rain force Antietam Creek to overflow its banks. None of it compared to the ire in her heart. “How can you be so stubborn?” she asked her…