Paying tribute to Civil War nurses, like Maureen, during Women’s History Month

Last Saturday, I took part in a Women’s History Month event at the Boonsboro Library. While my two fellow panelists are real historians—John Banks writes a great Civil War blog, and Emilie Amt is a professor of history at Hood College—I was invited because of DIVIDED LOYALTIES. The program was organized by Smoketown-Antietam Hospital Project. It…

An audio book for DIVIDED LOYALTIES

When DIVIDED LOYALTIES was released this summer, my father sent copies to friends and relatives all over the country. Seeing the pride in Dad’s face was a thrill I hadn’t expected. The trouble is, Dad can’t read my book. He’s literate, of course, well-educated and well-read. But macular degeneration has robbed him of enough eyesight…

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…