From the Author
- BOOK 1 - Gone for a Soldier
- BOOK 2 - The Man from Shenandoah
- BOOK 3 - Spinster's Folly
- BOOK 4 - Ride to Raton
- BOOK 5 - Trail of Storms
It became clear shortly thereafter that this new book would have to be set during the American Civil War, and fear overtook me. There are a great many Civil War enthusiasts, and they are renowned for their knowledge of that era. They can be quite critical of those who get the facts wrong. Knowing this filled me with terror. What if I messed the facts up?
Rulon persisted in his desire that I write his story, so I set to work, spending quite a lot of money on research materials, and then vast amounts of time in reading them, and searching out particular areas of interest on the Internet, as well. At one point, I discovered that my thoughts on what unit Rulon should join were entirely wrong. I had to discard my initial research and begin all over to find the appropriate branch of service and unit in which he would serve.
I began to write as I researched, and after more time than I expected, and after writing more words for a novel than I ever had before, I finished Gone for a Soldier to Rulon's satisfaction. I hope you will find it to yours, as well.
Remember, Gone for a Soldier should be read first, followed by The Man from Shenandoah, Spinster's Folly, Ride to Raton, and Trail of Storms.
About the Author
Over the years, Marsha became an award-winning poet, writer and editor, with over 900 pieces of published work, including her acclaimed American historical novel series, The Owen Family Saga. She is the founder of American Night Writers Association, and a member of Western Writers of America, Arizona Professional Writers, Indie Author Hub, and LDStorymakers. She makes her home in a tiny forest hamlet in Arizona. When she is not writing, she loves to travel, give talks, meet readers, and sign books. Visit her website at marshaward.com.