Christopher K. Coleman

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Christopher Kiernan Coleman has written extensively on History, Folklore and culture, as well as military history; he has had articles published in both popular magazines and scholarly journals has six books currently in print. He has previously published books with Rutledge Hill Press, Cumberland House, Thomas Nelson, Source Books, Barnes & Noble, Fall River Press, John F. Bair and Schiffer Publishers. He received his BA in History from St. Anselm College and pursued his graduate studies at the University of Chicago. He previously worked with Metro Nashville’s municipal museums for over five years, He has also been site manager for the Bradford-Berry House, (a two hundred year old historic home) and a Director emeritus of a cultural ...more

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Christopher K. Coleman Yes. I have done appearances at bookstores where I like to chat with interested readers; I also have done presentations to local library groups and…moreYes. I have done appearances at bookstores where I like to chat with interested readers; I also have done presentations to local library groups and have talked at the Southern Book Festival in Nashville several times. I am particularly fond of Southern ghost stories, especially those that relate to the Mid-South but all of Dixie falls within my purview. I am also a big Civil War enthusiast and have written three books on the subject, including one on Civil War ghosts and haunts. (less)
Christopher K. Coleman I don't really have writer's block per se. Once I have a book idea accepted I generally become engrossed in what I am doing until it is finished. Far…moreI don't really have writer's block per se. Once I have a book idea accepted I generally become engrossed in what I am doing until it is finished. Far more difficult than writing is getting an editor or literary agent interested in your writing.
However, as when you have eaten a big meal and can't stand the sight of food, spending months or years on the same project can wear on you. That is why it always good to have several writing projects going in various stages of development at any given time. If you feel "stuffed" doing one, put it aside for a few days or so, work on another one for a bit and then come back the first one. If you let the manuscript get "cold" for a bit, you can come back to it with fresh eyes and then any flaws or errors become apparent. (less)
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The Haunted Homes of the Robert E. Lee

DARK SHADOWS OF THE LEES OF VIRGINIA

In researching Ghosts and Haunts of the Civil War, I never came across references to any ghostly sightings of Robert E. Lee, the venerable commander of the Army of Northern Virgina.


Curiously though, at least three of the homes he lived in life have had verified accounts of being haunted by one or another Lee family member. While I devote an entire chapter to...

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While dramatic tales of battle make for interesting reading and good cinema, the truth is that logistics is what wins wars. As Nathan Bedford Forrest is quoted: being there "fustest with the moistest." At time both sides used the railroads to good effect, but ultimately it was the Federal use and control of the nation's rails and the failure of the Confederacy to do so that won the war. What do you think?
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