Politicians Treated Badly

On May 17, in New London, Connecticut, The United States Coast Guard Academy celebrated a new class of graduates. I teach at a military institution (though I should make clear that I do not here write on behalf of one), so I always have an interest in these moments of…

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The Battle of Crécy: A Distinguished Book and Thanks to Its Makers

The traffic coming to this site has never been heavier, and Google’s metadata reveals that it’s a wonderful reflection of my “split” life: about half the folks coming here are brought by my fiction work — mostly the Shards of Heaven novel series — while the other half are brought…

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JordanCon Schedule 2017

I’ve been attending JordanCon pretty regularly for a number of years now. It’s a really wonderful con directed by really wonderful people. They also have exceedingly fine judgment in choosing participants, since they continue to invite me back. 🙂 This year, I’ll once again be doing a Big Lecture for…

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Spring Appearances: Charleston, Jacksonville, Atlanta, and Kalamazoo!

With Gates of Hell on shelves and the upcoming Realms of God waiting for its time in the sun (pre-order now!) — plus the recent news of a Distinguished Book Award for the Crécy Casebook from the Society for Military History — I’ll be doing a few appearances this Spring.…

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The Quartering of Hotspur

I’ve been involved in the making of three casebooks so far: on The Battle of Brunanburh, Owain Glyndwr, and the Battle of Crécy. One of the great things about working on these projects has been seeing how they bring forgotten documents to light – a fact that has been much…

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