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I write books about history for people who wish they'd been there when it was happening. I also write books helping people make history happen again. I've also written one contemporary murder mystery set on the Jersey Shore, and have another in the works.
I was a career newspaper journalist until 2010 and now I'm a full-time writer of books, on my own hook. I have more words in print than Stephen King. Unfortunately, they are mostly in newspapers rather than books. This will change.
I live in a rhododendron thicket outside Stroudsburg, Pa., with my wife, my youngest son, three big rowdy dogs (Aiden, Devin, Chachi), three happy cats (Chienne, Niko, Midget) and an occasional wandering 300-pound black bear who is called anything she wants to be called on any given day. I enjoy Civil War living history, and I'm available for presentations at schools for "the life of the common soldier." I also enjoy watching Norm Abram, fixing things, and answering email about the books. Occasionally I build a boat.