Veteran’s Day Book Signing by This Proud Vet

Barnes and Noble 345 W Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA, United States

Just added! I proudly served our country for twenty years in the US Air Force, so Veteran's Day has special significance for me. This year it's a day to stop and remember the many lives lost or forever changed by the horrible violence of the First World War. November 11th marks the 100th anniversary of […]

The First World War and the Modern Age

Reddick Public Library District 1010 Canal St, Ottawa, Illinois

I will speak about WWI, its lasting impact, and my path to becoming an author who wanted to write about this fascinating period in our history. November 11, 2018 marks the hundredth anniversary of the armistice so my talk makes for a timely opportunity to learn about what transpired to begin, fight and end this war. […]

Free

Interview on WVOX Radio

Looking forward to my guest appearance on “In Focus with Dr Dan Miller & Friends” on WVOX Radio​ this Wednesday at 6:20 PM to chat about my award-winning historical fiction novel “None of Us the Same," and the First World War as we reflect on the 100th anniversary of the Armistice. Join Ms Joyce Milowski […]

Care and Feeding of Your Characters: Dialogue, Description and Voice

The Muse Writers Center Norfolk, VA 2200 Colonial Ave, Suite 3, Ghent, VA, United States

Characters are slippery creatures--just when you think you have a grip on them, they often wriggle away. So how do we keep them in our net while building believable, likable/hatable, three-dimensional characters? In this seminar, we’ll examine the importance of dialogue to character building and the consequences of getting it wrong, the need to keep […]

$40 – $45

Book Signing and Author Meet and Greet

Barnes and Noble 345 W Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA, United States

I'll be at it again! And gift-giving season is just around the corner. Stop by and let's talk about historical fiction, WWI, Newfoundland, Ireland, Paris, and anything else you'd like. I've been hearing from many readers who appreciate being able to learn so much about the First World War and the 1920s through my books. […]

The Muse Teacher Reading

The Muse Writers Center Norfolk, VA 2200 Colonial Ave, Suite 3, Ghent, VA, United States

The Muse Writers Center celebrates the work and words of their excellent teachers in a monthly Teacher Reading Series. I was intending to participate by reading from my yet-to-be-published novel, No Hero's Welcome, but my travel to Qatar squashed those plans. But you, unlike me, can still go! Please consider attending and listening to the […]

Using Military Experience to Inform Your Fiction

The Muse Writers Center Norfolk, VA 2200 Colonial Ave, Suite 3, Ghent, VA, United States

Many veterans and active-duty military members have profound experiences in combat, in war zones, during peacekeeping, or in exotic places--all of which they want to use in writing fiction. It’s an incredible well from which to draw very vivid and highly emotive writing, but there are pitfalls. In this seminar, we’ll discuss turning the raw […]

$45

Book Signing and Author Meet and Greet

Barnes and Noble 345 W Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA, United States

Come celebrate April and warmer temperatures with me! Let’s talk about historical fiction, WWI, Newfoundland, Ireland, Paris, Ireland some more, all things Irish, who was Saint Patrick, anyway, and anything else you’d like. I’ve been hearing from many readers who appreciate being able to learn so much about the First World War and the 1920s […]

Book Signing and Author Meet and Greet

Barnes and Noble 345 W Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA, United States

Bring by your friends and family visiting during Memorial Day weekend! After all, it's the most appropriate time to remember all those lost in service to their country. As a proud retired service member, Memorial Day is especially important to me. As a historian, I'm fascinated by the First World War and its aftermath. Let’s […]

Rotary Club of James City County Presentation: The First World War and the Modern Age

Kingsmill Resort's Eagles Restaurant 1010 Kingsmill Rd, Williamsburg, VA

I'm looking forward to sharing my research with our local Rotary Club of James City County. This is a fine organization of men and women whose motto is "Service Above Self"  and it certainly shows in all they do for our community. I will speak about WWI, its lasting impact, the modern advances borne out of […]

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