You’ll see that I love all kinds of books and writing and research. Yes, research! I was a history major and teacher in my former life (B.E., before editing), so I love to dig into sources and discover stories that few people have heard. It is my plan to find a lot of these stories, research, and write them—and hopefully find a publisher who will want to make the story into a book for you to read.
If you check out the My Books page, you’ll see that I’ve been busy hanging out in Gettsyburg, Pennsylvania. For more than a year, I researched the famous battle and, while talking to the folks in Gettysburg, PA, learned about one of their young citizens from that era, Tillie Pierce. Few people outside of Adams County know her name, but everyone in Gettysburg counts her as famous. I found her story so compelling that I wanted to share it with young readers across the country.
I’m hoping that my new book, Tillie Pierce: Teen Eyewitness to the Battle of Gettysburg, will become a part of classrooms and libraries. Students who learn about the Civil War should know about Tillie. The battle—and perhaps the war in general—will become more real to them because of young Tillie’s words. As a former history teacher, I know this is the kind of book I would have loved to use in my classroom. Real history. Human history. Relevant reading. This PDF will tell you more about the book.
And if you’re interested in having me come to your school to do a presentation about Tillie and the battle, click on the School Visits and Presentations page or send me message by using the Contact form on this website. (I have some other presentations available, too!)
Feel free to look around this website. You’ll find some of my “old” books, a blog devoted to thoughts and musings on all kinds of things, and a few book reviews. To be a good writer, one must be a reader—always a good excuse to buy more books. Did I mention the blog?
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