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Skeet Shooting at Camp David over the years.

Researching Camp David to write WILDFIRE RUN was so fascinating that I’m always happy now to go back and have an excuse to focus on a specific part of the place. With the release of the photograph of President Obama … Continue reading

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Inauguration Follies and Foibles – The Roosevelt Years

Even important well-planned events can go awry, whether through forces of nature or human nature, and inaugurations are no exception. Those who remember President Obama first inauguration, may remember how Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts stumbled over the Oath … Continue reading

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Ten Things You Might Not Know about Camp David

When I decided to write WILDFIRE RUN, originally titled ESCAPE FROM CAMP DAVID, I didn’t realize quite how difficult it would be to find information about presidential retreat. While my book is fiction, I wanted enough accurate details to give … Continue reading

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Fun Facts about the Presidents #4 – Which President loved animals and let his children have a piebald rat named Jonathan live at the White House?

Theodore Roosevelt was very fond of pets and let his children keep a whole assortment of them at the White House, including the piebald rat named Jonathan. Unfortunately, there is no photograph of Jonathan, but there are some of the … Continue reading

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Fun Facts about the Presidents #3 – Which President got married in the White House and who was the youngest First Lady? (It wasn’t Jackie Kennedy.)

In honor of President’s Day, and of all the Presidents who have served our country, I thought I’d do a series of blog posts with interesting information about individual Presidents. Here’s the latest: Frances Folsom Cleveland was only twenty-one when … Continue reading

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Presidents Day-Fun Facts about the Presidents #1 Who was a good cook?

In honor of Presidents Day, and of all the Presidents who have served our country, I thought I’d do a series of blog posts with interesting information about individual Presidents. First up: President Dwight Eisenhower had a reputation as a … Continue reading

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How to Memorize the Presidents in Order, X-Men Style

It’s very difficult, at least for me, to memorize the Presidents of the United States in order. I can remember many obscure facts about them, no problem. Calvin Coolidge had a donkey named Ebenezer. Bill Clinton loves crossword puzzles. That’s … Continue reading

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