A little wisdom from Machiavelli--or is it?

"He who wishes to be obeyed must know how to command." -- MachiavelliI suppose that's one key to obedience. If I remember right from my reading of The Prince, many years ago when I was in college, Machiavelli favored being feared over being loved in...

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Feb 01, 2023
Hessians at New York

 Fun Fact:Of the 30,000 Germans who fought for the British during the revolutionary war, about 65% came from Hesse-Kassel and Hesse-Hanau. 8,000 Hessians arrived at Staten Island in August of 1776 and engaged in action shortly thereafter in The Battl...

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Jan 30, 2023
Lars Walker

 Interview with Lars Walker Author of The Year of the Warrior, King of Rogaland, Wolf Time, and more <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NON...

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Jan 20, 2023
The subject has taken possession of the author

"It is not the author who decides on the subject, but the subject which takes possession of the author..." --Alexandre Dumas-- Wolf LeaderWhat has possessed you?As for me, I'm still obsessing with putting together book 6. I have written the first cha...

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Jan 16, 2023
Moses Hazen

 Fun FactMoses Hazen is the subject of the fun fact. I came across him while doing research on Benedict Arnold:He served as a lieutenant and then a captain in Rogers' Rangers during the French and Indian Wars where he was characterized as ruthless an...

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Jan 16, 2023
Jan Foster

Interview with Jan Foster Author of The Naturae Series Please tell me a little about your current work in progress. I’m in the middle of co-authoring a historical thriller set over World War 2 – both before and after it and spread over Germany, Fr...

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Jan 09, 2023
Over the Black Glass - link

  You might think that I would have an awesome AAR to share from the holidays. You would be wrong. I was busy with research for book 6 in the Tomahawks and Dragon Fire series (links to all my books are at the top of the page) and transferring files t...

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Jan 03, 2023
A short story for your consumption

It's a new year, but it's also unlikely that any of us are going to make changes for the better -- at least not great changes. The key to meaningful and lasting change is to advance by small, attainable increments. Find one little thing and work on d...

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Jan 01, 2023

 Interview with Kimberly WilkersonAuthor ofKingdom of GracePlease tell me a little about your current work in progress. I sporadically post to my blog between juggling a busy lifestyle. The second book/follow up to Kingdom of Grace is coming out by...

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Dec 19, 2022
Eclectic Life Orchestra in surround sound

First, I must say, I've finished the final edit of Truth in Flames, Book 5 in the Tomahawks and Dragon Fire Series. It is available for pre-order on Amazon.Get started with book one in the series for only 99 cents. You might as well treat yourself an...

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Dec 14, 2022

 Truth in Flames is up for pre-order. It will be available for download in a week. I recommend ordering your copy now.Here's a little excerpt from the book -- used with the author's permission, of course. The formatting got messed up when I pasted it...

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Dec 12, 2022
Clash of Scouts

 I won't give a full after action report from the game I played a couple weeks ago. The photos below convey the gist of the skirmish in which three mounted Nahorn scouts met six Kru dog faces on foot. The Kru's objective was to get someone on the hig...

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Dec 05, 2022
I'm talking about a wallop and a rant

I'm editing Truth in Flames. I just finished chapter 12. I admit to feeling like parts of the first three chapters are slower than most of the series, but the rest of the book really packs a wallop.My arc readers have made some great comments. Here a...

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Dec 02, 2022

 Having finished Truth in Flames, book 5 in the Tomahawks and Dragon Fire Series, I'm doing research for book 6 in the series. This book:Victory or Death: The Battles of Trenton and Princeton by Mark Maloycame along at exactly the right time. In fact...

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Nov 28, 2022

 Interview with Jennifer TempestAuthor of The Cardinal WarPlease tell me a little about your current work in progress.  My current book in progress is the second book to take place in the Empire of Frythiel. The first being The Cardinal War that was...

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Nov 21, 2022