Commemorating the 240th Anniversary of The Philadelphia Campaign–9/11/1777 to 6/19/1778

This year is the 240th Anniversary of The Philadelphia Campaign–that part of the Revolutionary War that began on September 11, 1777 with the Battle of Brandywine and ended on June 19, 1778 with the Continental Army’s march out of Valley Forge. I cover The Philadelphia Campaign in my novel, Becoming Valley Forge. Many historical societies […]

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New Museum of the American Revolution Now Carries novel Becoming Valley Forge

Greetings from Philadelphia–the city where our nation was founded!

If your Independence Day weekend plans bring you to the new Museum of the American Revolution here for some Revolutionary War Realness, make sure you stop by the gift shop and pick up a copy of Sheilah Vance’s award-winning novel, Becoming Valley Forge.  We’re honored to have Sheilah’s book reviewed, approved, and now available in this groundbreaking and important museum dedicated to the Revolutionary War. The painting that is the cover of Becoming Valley Forge— William Trego’s The March to Valley Forge is on exhibit at the Museum.  Stop in and learn more about our country’s birth and its birthplace.

Happy Fourth of July!

Leaving Valley Forge and on to independence

On today’s date in 1778, General George Washington and the Continental Army marched out of Valley Forge, a better army after a rough yet productive winter, and on to face the British at the Battle of Monmouth.  Read my blog post on about this important day–how the army got there and how I came to write Becoming Valley Forge, a novel that answers the question–what happens when the war comes to your backyard?

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Join me at Upper Moreland Historical Society 3/28/17, 7:30 pm

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I’m looking forward to speaking about “Becoming Valley Forge” to the Upper Moreland Historical Society on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 7:30 p.m., Upper Moreland Township Building, 117 Park Avenue, Willow Grove, PA  19090.  Please come out and join me for some Revolutionary War Realness!

For more information, about Becoming Valley Forge, click here.

See you on the 28th!

Because of the Superbowl — Ten Fun Facts About the Original Patriots

I saw this article about the original patriots, you know, those who fought in the Revolutionary War, as so many turn their sights to those football Patriots. There are some interest…

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