Month: May 2013

Why Richard Headley Clow is my Favorite Civil War Personality

My favorite personality for the Civil War is a private named Richard Headley Clow who was at the front lines of Petersburg from Feb. 1865 through April, 1865 and then went on to Appomattox. My reasons for this are the following: 1. Richard Clow…

Reader Questions for “Rough Enough” #3: The Media Discrepancy and the Civil War Reality: Do a “Googlelup”

As you are reading through chapter 1 of Rough Enough, take a bit of time to “googlelup” (is that a new word?) some of the old periodicals and newspapers that have been scanned into the internet. I would suggest Harper’s Magazine and Frank Leslie’s…

Thought Questions for readers of Civil War book “Rough Enough” #2: What happened to all those Boston Islands?

Map Boston Harbor Islands, Boston Harbor in 1800’s, Boston Harbor Map p.V To all you readers of the Civil War non-fiction, Rough Enough be sure to do a good comparison of the harbor map for Boston in 1865 showing the forts and training camps…

Thought Questions for CW book “Rough Enough” #1 Why Did Boys Join the Military in the Civil War?

Rough Enough follows the true life of young Richard Clow through his letters to his sisters while he was fighting at Petersburg, VA during the Civil War and later on the Montana/Dakota frontier. As the book opens, the first question that comes to mind,…

My Writing Work on “Sendero Rojo: The Path of Blood” #1 The setting.

Although this is an action/adventure novel it is also a novel of historical fiction about the Cocaine drug wars, the lives of the narcotraficantes, the local peoples and the DEA and military men and women who spend their lives trying to hunt down these destroyers…

New Shell for my book – Thorny Slipper Shell – Crepidula aculeata (Gmelin)

Here’s the latest addition to my collection of Caribbean shells to go into my upcoming “E-Shell Book “Seashells of the Caribbean” book electronic keys and links. It’s the Spine or Thorny Slipper Shell found from the Carolinas all the way south to Curacao in…

Back from a great Diving Trip in Curacao

Hey, it’s been almost a month since I posted – sorry, it was such a great diving trip that my writing got kind of way-laid.  Additionally, I picked up a viral computer bug that packed up my computer and I had to reformat the…

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