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A Confused Author

Confused

All right, I'm a bit confused, as are a few readers.

Yes, I love historical fiction. But my latest book, 'God & Gun,' is a western, and not the most historically accurate western at that. Well, a guy's got to goof around every now and then. So, when I'm not writing epic historicals, I enjoy working on westerns. It's a hobby.

Currently, I'm writing a Roman historical fiction that follows Flinius, a young Christian who is caught up in Constantine's bid to control the Roman Empire.

I love history, what can I say?

Davis Bunn's Marc Royce

Davis Bunn and his wife, Isabella Bunn

Pictured: Davis Bunn and his wife, Isabella Bunn.

Marc Royce, Davis Bunn’s leading character in The Lion of Babylon, Rare Earth, and Strait of Hormuz, showed me something important during a vital time in my life.

Price Fixing 101

Rent controls. In many states, it's on the table for discussion, and it seems a fabulous idea. Not only is it compassionate for the renter, a think-tank has come together to decide how much the apartment owner needs for survival. It's a win-win.

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A Piece of Cake

Birthday cake! My favorite part of October, since my birthday settles near the end of the month. Eating a round chunk of baked flour, egg, water, and sugary goodness topped with fire seems so natural on a birthday that birthdays seem a little sad without it.

So, where did the tradition come from?

Middle Ages, of course, in Germany—like most things. But the price of sugar was so high, only the wealthy could afford such a treat during a birthday festival called Kinderfest.

Napoleon: So Short

Napoleon's shortness is so legend, there's a Napoleon Complex, fashioned onto men who consider themselves too short!

But Napoleon wasn't short. At five foot six, he was average height for his day. So, how did the complex get its name?

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Novels: A Craving

I love novels. They are art, story, and lessons all rolled into one. Although popular to the point of changing the world, such as Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriett Beecher Stowe, novels weren’t always easy to obtain.

Bookstores were centralized in dense population zones.

But British and American soldiers in World War I needed to bide their time. Trench warfare was wait wait wait, action, alive or dead, and then wait wait wait.

A Failed Mind: My Brain and God

 

My life is filled with success. God has been so good to me and my family.

And there’s been many disappointments in my life, but none so much as my brain.

My brain doesn’t work right. Tonya, my wife, and two kids, structure their life around daddy’s mental troubles. There’s no room for error.

Seeing a story in every word, every smell, and every action is a gift I wouldn't trade for anything. But it seems the gift comes with some negatives.

A Gettysburg Story: Ready for Anything

 

Heroes come in all shapes, sizes, and ages. Sometimes just protecting the ones you love, and the place you live, makes you a hero. Like John Burns. Because he was ready for anything.

What was John Burns thinking of large man beside him?

Hard as Rock

 

If you stay with it, good things will happen. Ask Otis King.

A short, stocky banker from Nebraska, King wanted a mine in Colorado. And he bought one with an interesting metal in its bowels. Molybdenum, and in 1915, after designing a cheap way to mine it, he sent his first shipment east, 6000 pounds.

6000 pounds would supply the entire world for 18 months. No one was interested.

From the Source: Jocelyn Green

Road to the Christy's!

When a historian interviews another historian, questions tend to go catawampus, answers even more so. With Jocelyn Green, that's exactly what happened ...

 

Chatting with Jocelyn Green is a thrill. Her amazing historical fiction, Wedded to War, is not only historically appealing and accurate, the story is a page-turner. 

Wedded to War is nominated for the prestigious Christy Award for Historical Novel, and Jocelyn Green is nominated for Best First Novel. 

 

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