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McFarland Books on Sale

In recognition of the company’s 40th anniversary, McFarland will be running a website promotion June 10 through June 30 covering ALL books. All website book orders will be discounted by 25%. For those of you familiar with my Civil War … Continue reading

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Texas Civil War Museum

The Texas Civil War Museum holds free lectures on Saturdays in June and July. This summer’s program Richard B. McCaslin – June 8th – “Pompeo Coppini – Confederate Memory in Texas” Randy Gilbert – June 15th – “Trans-Mississippi Prisoners of … Continue reading

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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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