19th Annual Fredericksburg Luminaria

I’m excited to help support the Luminaria in Fredericksburg, VA, this year! On Memorial Day weekend, the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will set up over 15,000 candles in the Fredericksburg battlefield’s National Cemetery. They light all of those memorial luminaries on Saturday evening (May 24) and it’s one of the most spectacular displays in …

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The “Signal Grace” Painting

A commissioned original from masterful Virginia artist Tricia Ratliff, this 2013 painting depicts a collection of historical and symbolic items related to the story of Signal Grace. For those familiar with the book, some of the meaningful elements of the legacy painting are listed below. (To see a larger image of the painting, just click …

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Signal Grace Awarded the Kirkus Star

Kirkus Reviews recently awarded Signal Grace the Kirkus Star, a distinction given “to books of exceptional merit.” Calling Signal Grace “a touching debut memoir” written in “graceful, readable prose”, Kirkus concluded that it is a “well-crafted, compelling account of how one confused little girl grew up and learned to live with her past by seeing …

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