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October 6, 2019

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States.  He is widely considered among the top if not the top President in our history.  However, he was not viewed that way during the war for many reasons, including the difficult decisions he had to make....

September 30, 2019

Happy Sunday to you all!  I'm home after a week long writing cruise in Alaska where I worked on my next title, based on events that occurred in Auschwitz.   I have been doing some research this week on the Pharaohs in Ancient Egypt. I came across an interesting fact....

September 22, 2019

Happy Sunday! I wanted to send my gratitude to you all for subscribing to my weekly blog postings.  I posted my upcoming book signings on the main page of my website as well as all my social media. You can also look under the tab "News and events" and that should navig...

September 6, 2019

It has been a while since there has been a post on my site. I am looking forward to exploring the realm of blogging. I want to extend my gratitude for everyone that is a subscriber to my blog posts, and I apologize that there hasn't been any recent posts.

I am working w...

February 6, 2019

I had exciting news that my next book, Task Force Baum will be coming out in hardcover in December 2019.  This is my first hardcover book, the previous four all came out in trade paperback.  I am so thankful for Kensington publishing and my agent, Evan Marshall, for ma...

November 17, 2018

This post marks the first of my soon to be many weekly blogs. I will be posting a short description of some inspiring or interesting WWII or historical event on this site, and links to it will be available on my social media accounts as well.

Stanislawa Leszczyńska was...

April 25, 2018

I'm visiting Krakow and Auschwitz in mid-May as part of my research for my work in progress.  I'm excited and apprehensive to see such a historical and somber site.  I doubt anyone can visit the camp without it having a profound and permanent impact.  

September 15, 2017

I had the privilege on Wednesday of visiting a local book club hosted by Karolyn McDaniel.  The McDaniel family hardware store here in Snohomish was an inspiration for the small store owned by Jonathan Beecher, the main character in IT IS WELL.  I had a wonderful time...

August 20, 2017

As I work on my next book I love the information I come across.  I've recently read about several United States Divisions that trained for years, arrived in France and Belgium ready to take on the Germans, and were surprised and overwhelmed at the Battle of the Bulge b...

August 7, 2017

I'm please to announce I've signed with literary agent Evan Marshall of The Evan Marshall Agency, a New York Literary Agent.  I'm excited to work with Evan who has more than thirty years of experience as an agent and writer!  

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