Friday, May 28, 2010


I am pleased to announce that the Highland County Museum Gift Shop in McDowell, Virginia (insert photo above)  is now carrying Hiram's Honor  plus a pamphlet/CD  (The Battle of McDowell: Reliving One Soldier's Experience).  McDowell was the site of Private Hiram Terman's first battle and is one of our favorite sites to visit.  The Presbyterian Church in town has the initials of soldiers carved into the bricks, just one of the poignant things to see in this special town in the mountains.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Civil War Roundtable Salina, Kansas

It was a pleasure to tell the story of Hiram's Honor to the Salina, Kansas Civil War Roundtable on Thursday, May 6, 2010.  Every author should be so fortunate to have such an interested and insightful group of people to address about their writing.  Many topics surfaced about the journey of Private Hiram Terman through the Civil War but what it was like at Andersonville prison was a common question.  Actual photos of the conditions at Andersonville helped me in this difficult task of portraying the grinding misery.