The Heart of a Warrior

lee saying goodbye to soldiers
General Lee taking leave of his men

On Christmas Day, 1862, from Fredericksburg, VA, Lee wrote the following:

“Oh, if our people would only recognize it (God’s protection) and cease from self-boasting and adulation, how strong would be my belief in the final success and happiness to our country! But what a cruel thing is war; to separate and destroy families and friends, and mar the purest joys and happiness God has granted us in this world; to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors, to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world!” Continue reading



Rhubarb to History

One a metaphor for how you handle life; the other a valuable learning tool and direct line to the pioneers who have ventured before us. Whether Manifest Destiny or the conquered foe, history croons a ballad  in our ears, drawing us to the wonderment of lives and lands of the past.


I write of the black eyes of nations and the failure of leaders. I weave the proud and sordid truth through the fiery characters of my mind to take you, the reader, on an unforgettable journey. A Journey through tragedy, secrets, regret, and God’s undeniable grace.


After twenty-five years in the front of a high school classroom, I began my second career as a writer, working freelance. I was successful, writing for weekly and monthly periodicals. I still write Sunday School quarterlies and curriculum for one publisher. I even won an award for one of my Children’s books. But, alas. God stretched my mind and heart. There was to be more.

My love of history drew me into a life of historical fiction addiction over the years. Why not write what I love to read? I dared to step out and begin writing Inspirational Historical Fiction. If I could no longer guide minds and hearts into discovery from a teacher’s podium, I would do it from the pages of a book.

If you’ve followed my blogs before, now you know why I’ve set aside my gardening tools and allegorical garb to don my explorer gear to boldly go where (this woman) has not gone before. To bravely seek out new stories. I hope you will follow me in my journey.

Welcome to Heart of History!

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