Category Archives: Scratch Pad

Author vs. Writer

I know some of you have been staying awake all night wondering about the difference between an author and writer.  Consider the following definitions: A writer is a person who writes a book, article, or any literary piece, while an … Continue reading

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Be Kind to Authors

Please be kind to your author friends—buy their books!

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Museums to Visit

I’m back in Plano, Texas after a busy three weeks away. Most of the time was spent on some hard work at my mother-in-law’s house in Binghamton, New York. Before we arrived in New York, we stayed several days at … Continue reading

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McFarland Publishing Book Sale

Beginning on June 1, McFarland is offering a website promotion for their books about military history. Online orders for books on military history will be discounted by 25% June 1 through June 15. The website coupon code will be Military25, … Continue reading

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Some Research Ideas

I spend a great amount of time doing research for my writing. I would like to suggest a methodology that might make your research more effective. Start with a simple Google internet search on the topic. Record significant research. Visit … Continue reading

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Coming in August – Preparing for Disunion

The ad for Preparing for Disunion is on Amazon. The book is available for pre-orders with a publication date of August 25, 2018.   

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Preparing for Disunion: West Point Commandants and the Training of Civil War Leaders

McFarland just notified me that the official title of my new book will be Preparing for Disunion: West Point Commandants and the Training of Civil War Leaders. 

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