Haley Whitehall

Biography

Haley was telling stories before she could write. When she was four, she woke her parents up to write down her burning ideas. Growing up on John Wayne movies and the Little House on the Prairie books, she has always loved historical fiction.

For ten years Haley developed her writing craft and voice by studying authors such as Avi, Ann Rinaldi, and Mark Twain to name a few. She received her B.A in history through Central Washington University. During all her research, her soul was pulled deeper in the 19th century U.S.

Using her words to transport people back in time continues to give her a thrill. Sometimes she wishes she could escape the present and float down the Mississippi River on a raft. But then again, just writing another historical fiction novel is a much safer journey.

You can visit her at HaleyWhitehall.com

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Books

Brother Against Brother: A Collection of Civil War Short Stories
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,000. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A Collection of 6 Civil War short stories and 2 excerpts written from both Union and Confederate points of view. Brother Against Brother provides snapshots of lives during the Civil War. This collection gives readers many different perspectives: drummer boys, brave-hearted soldiers, a prisoner of war, and even a young lady waiting at home for the war to end.
Journey to Glory: A Story of a Civil War Soldier and His Dog
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,840. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Ethan Mire is excited when war is declared and is eager to enlist in the Confederate Army. This is the defining moment of his generation and he wants his chance to achieve glory. His loyal dog Sam won't be parted from him. Though he thinks human warfare is madness, he becomes the mascot for the Georgia regiment. Will Sam follow Ethan only to find the grave? Who will achieve glory in this tale?
Wings of Forgiveness: A Short Story (of a WWII Airman Confronting His Past)
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Price: Free! Words: 3,900. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
A man haunted by memories of WWII travels to Germany to try to put them to rest but while there he finds more than peace, he finds forgiveness. One nightmare. One reunion. One life-changing moment. Wings of Forgiveness is a 3,000+ word SHORT STORY plus bonus material.
Who Tells the Moon to Sleep?
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,960. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century
(4.50 from 8 reviews)
Picture book for ages 8 and up. Having learned from Mama that the world is filled with things that do what they please like the moon and the cat, Tess wonders why she and Mama are constantly told what to do. They are told when to play, when to eat, and even when to sleep. Mama explains that they are slaves -- owned by the couple in the big house. But Tess realizes her heart is free.
Tentacles: An Anthology
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,920. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
(3.67 from 6 reviews)
This short horror anthology packs a big punch. Four short science fiction stories of tentacle monster mayhem and destruction to keep you awake at night wondering if you’ve already been the next victim… Written by Eva LeFoy, D.R. Larsson, and Haley Whitehall.
Grits and Glory
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,790. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
(5.00 from 1 review)
During the Civil War, Peter Warren a disowned Southern gentleman and former Underground Railroad conductor spies for the Union army. Plagued by memories of his alcoholic father’s brutality on their plantation, he has vivid memories which could betray his identity with a slip of the lip. Trapped on the Confederate side of the frozen Rappahannock, will Peter be able to fulfill his duty?
Living Half Free
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,300. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
(4.43 from 7 reviews)
When Zachariah, a naïve mulatto slave, is sold to a Kentucky slave trader, and separated from his ma and sister, he realizes the true meaning of not having rights. Seeking escape, he falls in love with a Cherokee woman, under whose direction he learns to pass as white. But, he must find his voice, and the courage to stand up for his beliefs or else lose everyone he loves forever.

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  • The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression on Aug. 21, 2012

    Every writer should add this resource to their library. Writing character emotions is often difficult and this thesaurus makes it easier to convey what your character is feeling in a fresh way. Worth the money, but I wish there were a few more emotions covered like defiance.
  • Resurrection Flowers on Nov. 20, 2012

    I liked the premise of this book better than the book itself mainly to do with the author's writing style. The plot is very interesting. Rod, a construction worker, dies but isn't dead. He travels the world. He meets up with Aeva, a foreign born who tries to figure out whether he is worthy enough to keep his second chance at life. The book was hard for me to get into at first. It is written in fancy language which is often difficult to read and at times sentences were hard to understand. My brain couldn't keep up with the constant changes. This book will give you a headache if you're not up for a challenging read. It is clearly not written for the average casual reader. Note: I received a free copy of this book to read and review.