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Warning: Writer at Work

Today was another day of time spent at the laptop tapping at the keyboard, editing and polishing my next book, a novel.

A published work under my byline was released last December, a narrative history ostensibly about the Macbeth Light Artillery's last year in the Civil War, titled "War in the Mountains". That was the intent when I began the book, to cover the Macbeth in their last year, posted at Asheville, N.C., but after over four years of research, I chose to cover all military actions that took place in upper East Tennessee and the mountains of North Carolina, at least as much as I had found in the historical documents. My reason was I had a wealth of very interesting stories to tell and I wanted the book to cover the entire panorama.

Most reviewers appear to agree this was a wise choice, especially those with an historical bent. But I have gotten some negative comments because the book was not solely about the Macbeth. Let me say I put everything I learned about the Macbeth (from the time they left Charleston, S.C., travelling to Asheville, till their surrender, capture, or escape nine months later) in the book. Also, some of my favorite sections in the book are about other units, even Federal units. I am especially pleased to hear from Civil War readers of long duration, who say they learned lots new from "War in the Mountains."

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Lee Askew
Lee Askew
09 set 2021

I'm so glad this writer is at work because all of us many folks who admire his first book

stand to benefit greatly from his new product when it is completed!

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MIMI Jones
MIMI Jones
09 set 2021

Can't wait to read your next book!!! I hear it is a "page Turner"...,you are such a breath of fresh air to me....

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JL Askew
JL Askew
10 set 2021
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Thanks MIMI

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