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Welcome to my website, and thank you for coming. I hope you'll find something of interest here, and that you'll keep coming back to see what's new.
I've put the finishing touches on Volume Three of the Juniata Iron Trilogy, tentatively titled Full Circle. I've already started to schedule events for my promotional tour in October, so if you're interested in scheduling me for an event, email me. Full Circle begins in 1900 after the death of Laird MacPhail and follows the MacPhail and Trethaway families to the aftermath of the 1936 flood. Writing this family saga has be fun, and, judging by the number of inquiries I get, a lot of you are anxiously awaiting the arrival of volume three in October. Keep checking my appearances page for my schedule of events.
More News: My father, Kenneth Redline, was a soldier in World War I, and he wrote a novel based on his war experiences. I have the manuscript, written in pencil in longhand back in the 1930s. I've decided to publish it in connection with the 100th anniversary of American involvement in World War I, April 2017. So I've been editing the manuscript and have it almost ready. The title is Dig or Die and it is a riveting chronology of the major battles fought by the first American unit to arrive in France, the First Infantry Division, known as "The Big Red 1." My father was wounded and gassed, and was honored to receive the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star and the Silver Star. I love the idea that a soldier in that war wrote about his experiences and that 100 years later, his daughter has edited and published his work. So keep an eye out for Dig or Die to come out in April 2017. Oh, and one other thing. My son, John, has shown a talent for cover design and he's come up with a stunning cover for his grandfather's book. Take a look!