Fun in the TV Studio as Guest on “THE WRITING LIFE”

Last week I spent a memorable afternoon in the studios of MCM-TV.  Imagine my surprise when I opened an email to find an invitation for an interview with author Stephen W. Long, host of the “The Writing Life.” It had to be the quickest 30 minutes of my life! CURIOUS? CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW TO WATCH THE PROGRAM. 

The Hurrier I Go, The Behinder I Get!

Long ago and far away in a cornfield and soybean checkered state, I used to sit in my little kitchen with the green linoleum floor, munching on Cheerios (or Fruit loops, if my Dad was on duty). I remember a little notepad on the wall. It was bright orange (go, ’60’s!), and it had the little saying I used for my title today. Thank you, Lewis Carroll, author of Alice in Wonderland. Not great form for a writer, but it makes a point, doesn’t it? I have gotten behind. Way behind. But… Read More

All three latest Historical Novels are Award Finalists

It’s been a terrific 2016 and 2017 for me as a historical novelist. All three books in my Civil War Series have placed in major contests. I was a finalist in both ACFW Genesis and First Impressions Contest in 2016. As if I wasn’t already encouraged by those achievements, I was positively stunned, humbled, and thrilled about 2017. Two of the three-book series are finalists for an OCW Cascade Award. In addition, two of the books are also finalists for the ACFW Genesis Award. Not sure what God has planned for these pre-published historical novels,… Read More


“What a cruel thing is war . . . to mar the purest joys and happiness God has granted . . . to devastate the beautiful face of this world.”


  Some thought-provoking factoids on MEMORIAL DAY.


“Slavery as an institution is a moral and political evil in any country”