Tag Archives: World War 1

Influenza Season – Should We Be Worried?

Unless you’re me, probably not. Why? Because I spent countless hours researching the 1918 influenza pandemic in order to write Enza. And it’s because of that book that I tend to get a little nervous during flu season. Especially when … Continue reading

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It’s Mail Day Again

Daniel Pullman, one of the ‘stars’ of Enza, makes a reappearance in today’s mail. Dear Arthur, I just received your letter.  While I’ve delivered many letters with post marks from France, I’ve never had one of my own so I’m … Continue reading

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Daylight Savings Time

Daylight Savings Time has sometimes been credited to Ben Franklin due to a joking reference he made in 1784.  Others believe it started with London builder, William Willett (1857-1915), and his pamphlet ‘Waste of Daylight’ in 1907. Mr. Willett’s thought … Continue reading

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He’s Baaack

Elliot Owens has returned for Mail Day this week.  For those who may be scratching their heads and wondering what in the world this is all about, I’ll tell you.  Most Mondays lately, I’ve been introducing some of the characters … Continue reading

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Mail Day and Marcus McClelland

For those who may be scratching their heads and wondering what in the world this is all about, I’ll tell you.  Most Mondays lately, I’ve been introducing some of the characters from my new book, Enza (available April 23).   I … Continue reading

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‘I Think You Have a Winner’

I can’t help it.  I’m getting so excited!  In the past week I’ve gotten some fantastic feedback from four beta readers for my new novel, Enza (available April 23). ‘It was a great story until ____ and ____ died.’ (I … Continue reading

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Then and Now

It starts off with a tilt of the head.  At the same exact moment there is just the tiniest narrowing of the eyes and slight wrinkle of the nose as a jaw drops in what is universally recognized as the … Continue reading

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Mail Day…and a Request

I was so tired last week that I forgot that Monday was Monday and, therefore, mail day. Dear Arthur, Is it true?  George Farmer wrote and said that your unit will be sailing before the middle of February?  Everyone will … Continue reading

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I Thought This Was Really Cute

I was going through a stack of copies of really old newspapers, this one from an October 11, 1918 edition,  and came across the following poem.  The only reason I got a copy of this page is because I absolutely … Continue reading

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Monday Mail Call, Meet Colby

This week we’re meeting Colby Thornton, another character from my newest book, scheduled to be released on April 23, 2012. Dear Cecil, I hope this letter finds you well.  I know it finds you more comfortable than I am!  Sometimes … Continue reading

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