The Return of the Heroes (In Honor of Veterans)

When late I sang sad was my voice, Sad were the shows around me with deafening noises of hatred and smoke of war; In the midst of the conflict, the heroes, I stood, Or pass’d with slow step through the wounded and dying.     But now I sing not war, Nor the measur’d march…

What Do You Do When You Finish a Series?

We’ve all been there as readers, writers and viewers. We spend an inordinate amount of time obsessing over worlds created by other humans and then suddenly the series is over. It’s over and you’ve lost your best friends. A wave of sadness envelops you as you walk the dog. You realize it’s because you’ve finished…

The Masterless People: Pirates, Maroons, and the Struggle to Live Free

Originally posted on Longreads:
Joseph Kelly | an excerpt adapted from Marooned: Jamestown, Shipwreck, and a New History of America’s Origins | Bloomsbury | October 2018 | 16 minutes (4,192 words) The English word maroon did not yet exist in 1607. The Spanish word from which it derives, cimarrón, was first coined to describe domesticated…

Sunday at Middlemay Farm

 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.  Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge.  They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them.  Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the…

Farewell, Tenafly Road ~ Adrienne Morris’ series is wrapping up

Originally posted on WHAT THE HELL:
Earlier this year I had the tremendous pleasure to edit Adrienne Morris’ Tenafly Road Series. That’s right—the entire series! Adrienne was planning the conclusion of the series in the fall, so early in 2018 she decided to have all the volumes edited and polished up for their conclusion with…

victorian love notes

Originally posted on a poem in my pocket:
? my dear iris, you left me with dewdrop tears on my garden anemone how can i trust your foxglove love? offer me bluebells and ivy… perhaps i shall arrange them in a vase with fragrant yellow roses. ? ah, sweet william, now that i’ve returned it…

“But the real heroes were the horses themselves…”

The Hero Links: HOW HORSES HELPED CURE DIPHTHERIA HOW NORTHERNERS & SOUTHERNERS VIEWED THEIR HORSES WAR HORSES OF THE CIVIL WAR THE FAMOUS HORSES OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR   PRE-ORDER: THE ONE MY HEART LOVES & THE GRAND UNION   About The Tenafly Road Series: “Characters so deep you follow them into the abyss,…

Sunday at Middlemay Farm

“Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.” Henry Van Dyke   PRE-ORDER: THE ONE MY HEART LOVES & THE GRAND UNION About The Tenafly Road Series: “Characters so…