Author Archives: Allen Mesch

About Allen Mesch

Allen is a author, educator, and historian. He has written four books: The Analyst; Teacher of Civil War Generals; Your Affectionate Father, Charles F. Smith; and Charles A. Marvin - "One Year. Six Months, and Eleven Days". He teaches classes on the American Civil War at Collin College. He has visited more than 130 Civil War sites and shares his over 4,000 photographs on Civil-War-Journeys.org. He blogs about the Civil War on Salient Points.

Fashion Tips for Writers

Writers seem to adopt a variety styles once they become authors. Just because you enter the realm of published writers, doesn’t mean you have to: Wear your hair in a pony tail (men) Let your grow down to  your waist … Continue reading

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Rejection

Rejection is not a word that an author wants to hear or read. This publishing decline can assume many forms: “doesn’t fit with our current offerings,” “our publishing schedule is full,” “you work is too [long or short],” and “your … Continue reading

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Ebenezer Allen – Statesman, Entrepreneur, and Spy

I am happy to announce that the unredacted edition of Ebenezer Allen – Statesman, Entrepreneur, and Spy has been delivered to a potential publisher. The edition is 443 double-spaced pages with over 90 illustrations, and 700 footnotes. Now I begin … Continue reading

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Oh, the Joy of Editing

The public has this image of the writer sitting at his desk or her computer composing brilliant prose. It looks effortless. Perfect writing at first touch of fingers on keyboard. Oh, I wish it was that simple. As Charlotte Ahlin … Continue reading

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World Book Day

Today is World Book Day! Please get a copy of one of my books. The Analyst – $16 for paperback and $0 for Kindle Unlimited members Teacher of Civil War Generals: Major General Charles Ferguson Smith, Soldier and West Point … Continue reading

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Another Review of Teacher of Civil War Generals

I just learned about  new review of Teacher of Civil War Generals on the StrategyPage – The News as History.  A. A. Nofi’s review reports, “Mesch does an excellent job of telling Smith’s story, while helping the reader get a … Continue reading

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Civil War Art Work

Please allow me to brag about my brother-in-law, James Irwin. Jim is an excellent painter and asked me to supply some Civil War photographs as subject matter for his art work. Today, Jim sent me three of his paintings. Battle … Continue reading

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