Category Archives: Book Promotion

Dressing for 1861 – Wearing a Corset


When I was preparing for my full-costume author visit to Manassas in honor of the sesquicentennial last year, I wanted to be as authentic as possible.  I have described in a previous post how the hoop crinoline was actually surprisingly … Continue reading

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Picnicking at the First Battle of Bull Run/Manassas 7/21/1861


In honor of the sesquicentennial of the Battle of Bull Run/Manassas, I am posting an account of what it might have been like to attend it as a group of civilians. Things did not go well for the spectators. Visions of champagne toasts … Continue reading

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Top 5 Things I’ve Learned About Being an Author at a Book Signing


As I’ve been building my marketing efforts for Year of Disunion: A Novel of the Dawn of the American Civil War over the past several months, I’ve gotten myself placed in two group signings – one at a local bookstore, … Continue reading

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