Tag: civil war

A Higher Calling: Laura’s Tale

As I told you before, I thought of “Moses” as a stand-alone novel.  Things don’t always work out the way I think they will.  C. S. Lewis said, when he was talking about writing, that he never actually wrote a book, instead, “it’s rather like taking dictation.  I was...

News about “The Law of Moses”

In a few weeks, June First, to be exact, The Law of Moses will be displayed at the 2017 BookExpo New Title Showcase, in New York City. Truthfully, I don’t know how to prepare myself for this. I have been told it is the largest book fair in North...

Professional Book Reviews

Recently, I received a book review for my book, The Law of Moses.  The review was from a book review blog named the Hungry Monster and it is run by a man named Thomas Anderson.  I’ve never met Thomas, most likely, never will.  If we were to meet, it...

Winter 1864 No. 21

In the year of 1864, Johanna Cardiff was becoming a young woman; the war that had split her country continued.  This is her journal; these are her journeys.     Dear Samuel, Everything I wrote concerning the disgrace known as “Hellmira” has come to pass.  “Hellmira” is now the...

Autumn 1864 No. 20

  In the year of 1864, Johanna Cardiff was becoming a young woman; the war that had split her country continued.  This is her journal; these are her journeys.     Dear Samuel, I must record my thoughts on the prisoner of war camp, called Barracks #3, the Army...

Summer 1864 No. 19

  In the year of 1864, Johanna Cardiff was becoming a young woman; the war that had split her country continued.  This is her journal; these are her journeys.     Dear Samuel, Today Elmira, our little town, safe in the woods of upstate New York was invaded. It...

Spring 1864 No. 18

  In the year of 1864, Johanna Cardiff was becoming a young woman; the war that had split her country continued.  This is her journal; these are her journeys.     Dear Samuel, The holidays are behind us and once again, the entire town of Elmira looks forward to...

Winter 1863 No. 17

  In the year of 1863, Johanna Cardiff was becoming a young woman; her country was split by war.  This is her journal; these are her journeys.     Dear Samuel,   I have written you several letters and have yet to receive one in return.  You have not...

Autumn 1863 No. 16

  In the year of 1863, Johanna Cardiff was becoming a young woman; her country was split by war.  This is her journal; these are her journeys.    Dear Samuel, How I wish I could be as Rip Van Winkle, who disturbed by the commotion, slept his way through...

Summer 1863 No. 15

  In the year of 1863, Johanna Cardiff was becoming a young woman; her country was split by war.  This is her journal; these are her journeys.    Dear Samuel, At what point does the suffering end?  Two days ago, our beloved mother passed.  Over the past several weeks,...