Not fiction


When I began writing historical fiction for children, I discovered that I loved the research part of the process the most—learning how things like clipper ship sails and early railroad engines looked, worked, and sounded in order to enliven the story.  This discovery led to my foray into nonfiction writing for newspapers and magazines in my area.  To me, it's incredibly satisfying to absorb and creatively explain the details of an issue while still telling a readable, true story.  

So here is a blog-ish page of my articles, updated in a random fashion.  Included are many of the pieces I publish locally, along with an occasional essay or minor investigation.  Most are focused on happenings in Charlottesville, VA, my home town, or Crozet, my adopted village just to the west.  Hope you enjoy.


If he could write, Cecil would probably have a blog.  He'd call it a clog.