All posts tagged Civil War Days

An Amateur, Passion and the Civil War

The word amateur comes from the Latin base, amator, to love. We’ve taken that word and turned it into a person who loves something so inordinately passionately that they don’t care if it has any monetary value. Amateurs love something for the sake of loving it–and they usually want to share that passion with everyone they […]

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Confronting a Book’s Demons in Real (sort of) Life

Many years ago a psychiatric nurse friend gave me a copy of Pat Conroy‘s Prince of Tides, “because you need to confront some issues in your life.” I read it, reluctantly, saw what she meant, and dealt with those issues. Thanks, MaryLynn. But I can’t tell you what Prince of Tides is about per se, […]

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Traveler’s Tales: Civil War Days

I’m finishing up a novella that takes place in 1867 Texas (An Inconvenient Gamble) and then I’m returning to my novel about Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan and his wife Mattie Ready. Since this is the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, it’s a great time to revisit the history, particularly with the ready access of […]

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