On Sale Date: August 5th!

Retailers and wholesalers will be placing orders! The paperback will be released on September 9th. But I will be getting a few advanced copies and distributing them to reviewers. Calling all readers of historical fiction – in every country!  I am sending advance copies of my book (both electronically and in paperback) and seeking reviewers. Let…

Cornelia Rose Appears!

Cornelia Rose Entwhistle is making her debut to the public! Pictured here for the first time, Nellie is captured by cover design artist Kabir Shah, one of the Evolved Publishing Inc, team. Can anyone identify this landscape? (Come on West Point Alums and New Yorkers, you know this view!) With my nose still stuck to the…

. . . It’s STILL A Work In Progress

I just can’t wait any longer. I have been slaving away, writing this book for oh–about ten years, TEN YEARS! (At least now the book is a three book series – but is that justification for how long this is taking? no!) These past few months I have been frantically trying to meet my publisher’s…

That was then, this is now…

7 July 1976. Forty years ago. It was the year of the bicentennial of the United States. A flotilla of tall ships paraded in New York City harbor. And I entered West Point for Beast, probably the most psychologically and physically grueling voluntary seven week of my life. But I and the other 1500 new cadets…

The facts of life

When our son was a toddler, he had Chris, a Cabbage Patch doll, which managed to survive three decades of moving with the military. The doll has an androgynous physique and  a gender-neutral name. Our granddaughters insist that Chris is a girl, so rather than his original coveralls, Chris now has a flower in her hair…

Gathering, with class

If not now, when? As years have passed since college graduation, I’ve envied classes that meet on a regular basis. My graduating class does a decent job showing up for momentous occasions. We had a good turnout for our reunion last fall; and when our West Point classmate, Dick McEvoy, was buried at Arlington National…