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November 14, 2016


I want to thank all the people who have bought copies of The Hour of Parade recently. This week is the three year anniversary of its publication. When I wrote it, my expectations were modest. I hoped some would read it; I didn't expect all the warm and generous encouragement I've received. Thank you. 

October 31, 2016


Happy Halloween. My story "Already She Was Root" is live on the Eclectica site. The whole issue is great; many thanks to Tom Dooley and congratulations on 20 years.

October 26, 2016


My story "Refrain" has won Honorable Mention in Glimmertrain's Fiction Open Contest. I'm very happy, Glimmertrain is one of the top literary magazines.

December 9, 2015







I am happy to announce that The Hour of Parade was listed as a top 100 Notable Book by Shelf  Unbound.  You can view the issue here: Shelf Unbound, January 2016.



October 8, 2015



A work of fiction cannot be held to the same standards of truth as non-fiction; by its nature, it is largely “made-up.” However, a quality of plausibility is necessary to convince the reader that the fiction is at least rooted in a common reality.

The Hour of Parade is a work of fiction. The major characters in Parade are not based on real people as characters in the genre of historical fiction may be but are portrayed in real historic settings, in particular the aftermath of the battle of Auste...

May 19, 2015



Awesome Indies Books has approved Hour for their site and written a nice review entitled "Beautiful Prose."

"We meet soldiers on opposite sides of a battle with an elegant grace that only that time period (and someone who researched it thoroughly) could provide to a harkens back to those classic novels, like Tolstoy, who present the reader with a story that has depth, and approaches description at a much higher level than many novels of the modern day."

My gratitude to them.


May 6, 2015



Extracts just did a nice interview with me subsequent to their posting an excerpt from The Puppet's Tattered Clothes

Here’s a link:

I really appreciate the opportunity to talk about my writing. Thank you.

And thanks to Dena for new photo.


January 31, 2015



Robert Burnham, editor of the Napoleon Series, has published a nice review of The Hour of Parade.  You can read it here.


Thank you, Bob. The Napoleon Series is devoted to scholarly research on the Napoleonic Era, and I am proud that my book was praised for its realism and accuracy (among other things).

January 29, 2015


Stephanie Hopkins has just posted an interview with me on her site. You can read about it here.  I opine about various matters including Rousseau, self-publishing, and pirates. Many thanks Stephanie!

December 11, 2014



The Hour of Parade has been named as one of IndieReader's "Best Indie Books of 2014."


Thank you.

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