While there are revisionist historians who awkwardly perform intellectual somersaults and contortions to construct fictional narratives about our nation's history, insisting that its foundations are wholly secular, the plain fact is that the United States of America was—without question, debate, or doubt—established as a "nation under God." A clear sense of Biblical ethics infused every aspect … [Read more...] about George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation of 1789
First Things First A few months ago I put the word out that I thought I had found a new copy editor and I hoped to get Book 7 out by the end of March. Long story short, that isn't going to happen.Book 7 won't be out by the end of March. And the Book 7 that eventually gets published won't be exactly what I had planned. Want more details? Keep reading... If you read Christmas in … [Read more...] about What’s happening with Book 7?
Circular letter from the Massachusetts House of Representatives to the provincial legislatures in America Massachusetts. General Court February 11, 1768 From The Colonial Records of North Carolina, Volume 07, Pages 686-689 [From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.] Province of the Massachusetts-Bay, Feby 11th 1768. Sir [to the Speaker of the House of Assembly.] The … [Read more...] about Massachusetts Circular Letter (Originally written by Samuel Adams and James Otis, Jr. and passed by the Massachusetts House of Representatives)
If you love colonial American history and you haven't started watching Townsends' channel on YouTube yet, you are missing out. Something about the end of one year and the start of a new one seems like a great time for countdowns... or Top 10 lists, so I figured I'd make one about one of my favorite guilty pleasure research tools — Jas. Townsend & Son, known more recently as simply Townsends … [Read more...] about Townsends’ Treasures: 10 of my favorite episodes
An Adam Fletcher Adventure novella just in time for the holidays! This is a quick, fun read for this special time of year. It will hopefully be a welcome side trip after the intense adventure of The Stolen Bride. I fully anticipate the next book in the series (the as-of-yet-untitled book 7!) to be action-packed, so just know that it's coming sometime in 2019, Lord willing! One more thing … [Read more...] about Christmas in Beaufort
The ebook version of The Stolen Bride was launched at the end of May and it has occupied the #1 spot on Amazon's Colonial Historical Fiction New Releases since that time. This is entirely thanks to all of you! I made a very short video and posted it on Facebook the other night to say thank you, and to also let you know about something special that will be at the back of the print edition of The … [Read more...] about The Stolen Bride is an Amazon #1 New Release