The Story Behind ‘Deeds of a Colored Soldier during the Rebellion, Volume 1: From the Beginning to Chickamagua’ by F.W. Abel

The motion picture “Glory” was a compelling movie, so compelling that many viewers would probably have taken away the impression that the 54th Massachusetts Regiment was one of the first African-American, or “colored” to use the terminology of the time, unit in the Civil War to be formed and the first unit to see combat. …

The Story Behind I, Walter by Mike Hartner

A few years ago, I wrote a 20th century manuscript which never got published.  Beetle and Shannon were the two principal characters, and their adventure was also a romantic one.  It was also a detective story ala Magnum P.I. with the ‘Higgins’-esque character coming from a relative.  My relative had been a fighter pilot in…

the story behind ‘the curse giver’ by Dora Machado

The Curse Giver was an accident, a professional indiscretion, if you will, conceived during one of my little escapades, and born out of unchecked passion. Yep, I might as well come clean. Even the most disciplined writer can be unfaithful to her projects and no matter how thoroughly taken one is with one’s current novel,…

The Story Behind The Man From 2063 by Jack Duffy

I have devoted over 40 years of my personal and professional life to researching and investigating the greatest unsolved murder in American history, the JFK assassination. I became fascinated with this event after seeing the Zapruder film in 1971. I was convinced then and am more convinced today that John F. Kennedy was the victim…

Of Honest Fame

The Story Behind Of Honest Fame by M.M. Bennetts

The story behind the story?  To be honest, there are several. Over the past several generations we’ve boxed the early nineteenth century into two categories.  On the one hand, we’ve got the military swashbucklers—the Richard Sharpes, the Horatio Hornblowers and the Captain Jack Aubreys.  And on the other, we’ve got the domestic version, which grew…