Recent widower Jeff Morgan never expected the treasure he would find after receiving a call from an attorney informing him that a fellow soldier from his Vietnam days has died. His old combat buddy willed Morgan a project--a manuscript containing details about a Civil War event. It was the soldierís dying wish that Morgan complete the manuscript.

Eric Hoffer Award:

Short list for the Grand Prize for 2016
General Fiction Category Honorable Mention

Current Project:
I have been doing a research project for the last several months - based on material I've had for years - for my own personal use. However, I always thought there was a book in there somewhere and while I've had several ideas over the years, none seemed to really grab my interest. I always thought I would use this material one day to "Write the next great American novel!"Ě Well one could only hope! (Smile)

After a number of attempts at outlining something, I continually came up short, kind of a so what answer to where I was going. Well in a reverse look at one of the parts of the research, an idea came to me that I thought, yeah let me try to run with that. Well, I finished that manuscript, has been edited and the changes made, so now I am pitching to agents. YES I said pitching to agents. It is all or nothing this time! I think I really have something and I am determined to go legit this time around -- or bust!

In the summer of 1969 elements of the 101st Airborne went back to the A Shau Valley in South Vietnam.

In the summer of 1864 the 10th Vermont, part of General Ricketts Third Division, marched into the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia.

Sam Kensington Was There At Both Campaigns.

Reviewers Choice Award 2012 Historical Fiction First Place for The American War

Reviewers Choice Award ~Tyler R. Tichelaar Award for Best Historical Fiction~ for The American War

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