You have to kiss a lot of frogs
I’ve amassed a ton of material in writing this book. In fact, the records I’ve found and the interviews I’ve done are the parts of the project that I am most proud of. Still, I think about the missing pieces, the treasures yet to be discovered. I dream of finding a diary written by one…
Gather, write, rewrite
Writing this book or a writing a newspaper article is the result of a three-step process: gathering, writing and rewriting. I loop back and forth from one step to the other as long as time allows. So even though my deadline to submit the manuscript for The Last Lynching in Northern Virginia is a month away,…
Every author needs a headshot
I got all dressed up on Dec. 15, 2015, to have a professional photo taken by a professional photographer. Suzanne Rossi, my former colleague at The Free Lance-Star newspaper, did the honors. The photo will be used in the book. Thank you, Suzanne.
Welcome to “The Last Lynching in Northern Virginia”
The History Press decided in September 2015 to publish The Last Lynching in Northern Virginia: Searching for Truth at Rattlesnake Mountain. I’m told that the book will be available for sale in autumn 2016. Between now and then, I hope to use this space to tell you about it, including the research I did, the people…