Thanks to the kind invitation of Lower Merion Township Commissioner Steven Lindner, I’ll be riding in the Lower Merion Township Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30.
The parade will begin at Greenfield Avenue at the firehouse at 10:30 a.m. and process to St. Paul’s Cemetery for the Memorial Day Service at 11:15 a.m. Michael T. O’Hagan, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, is the guest speaker for the service. At the end of the service, many participants will march to the Leon Spencer Reid American Legion Post 547 at Simpson Rd. and County Line Rd. for a drill team show and holiday celebration.
Elizabeth Fisher, author of Dining With the Dollar Diva, and I will be selling our books at our vending table at the Legion from around 1130 – 2. Stop by and stock up on some summer reading!
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I’m thrilled with the Historical Novel Society’s review of Becoming Valley Forge. The HNS is a literary society devoted to promoting the enjoyment of historical fiction and is based in the USA and the UK but has members from all around the world.
Check it out:
“In her epic-length novel Becoming Valley Forge, Sheilah Vance dramatizes the horrific depredations experienced by George Washington’s Continental Army as it endured brutal conditions during the winter camp at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania in 1777.
The author centers her story around a small cast of colourful characters whose lives become tangled up in the war, whether they want to or not. There is a local blacksmith named James, a former slave, a conflicted patriot, Daniel, tavern-keeper Norman, Continental General Anthony Wayne, and the seemingly opportunistic Pennsylvania brothel-keeper, Connie.
The result of all these viewpoints playing out against the broader historical backdrop becomes a truly immersive reading experience.”
Hard work writing and researching is paying off!
Hope you enjoy my novel, too!