One Must Understand the Present to Discover the Past of McIntosh County, Darien and Sapelo Island
The YouTube video below reminds me so much of my visits to McIntosh County, Georgia, specifically historic Darien with its charming homes and church buildings snuggling centuries old Oglethorpe-designed town squares. It also offers a taste of traveling by ferry to time-lost Sapelo Island. That is where my new historical novel, The Last Laird of […]
Writing Can Be Hazardous!
Out of utter humility and embarrassment, I want to share with you a story of how hilariously hazardous writing can become. I pray for your mercy and understanding as you read this story. REAL-LIFE STORIES ADD LIFE TO OUR FICTIONAL STORIES I learned I should never dump swept up fireplace ash into a cardboard box. […]
Why Sapelo Island?
In my upcoming historical novel, Sapelo Island is the home of South End, Chocolate, Bourbon, Kenan Fields, High Point, Marsh Landing, and Blackbeard’s Island–all names associated with the fifteen by three-mile barrier island off the Georgia coast as the War Between the States breaks out. The Spalding family’s legacy now rests in what was called […]
The Last Laird of Sapelo: BETA Time
Are you a BETA reader? BETA readers: A person who reads a work of fiction before it is published in order to mark errors and suggest improvements, typically without receiving payment (But, can earn a complimentary advance copy of the published book.) Do you enjoy historical novels? Historical fiction is set in the past and pays attention to the manners, […]
Shiloh’s History: Old Dixie Highway Impact
I invite you to fall in love with little old Shiloh. Though the stories are set in contemporary times, there’s a time-lost feel throughout that will assuredly draw your curiosity as to where Shiloh would exist if it were real today.