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Lisa Samia

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The Nameless and The Faceless of the Civil War

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COMPLETED!!!!   The Nameless and The Faceless of the Civil War a Collection of 27 Poems and 27 Essays…April 2018.  The poems are narratives, and in each poem the (narrator) is describing an actual historical event during the Civil War.  Each associated essay is a further historical description.  The events range from Shiloh, Fredericksburg, The Petersen House (where Lincoln died), Richard Garrett’s Farm, and many many more.  In this collection it gives a voice to those who perhaps never made into the history books, a chance perhaps be heard for the very first time.

May the force be with me!

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The Surratt Courier

The Surratt Courier (published monthly by the Surratt Society & The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission) will be publishing my article on John Wilkes Booth this winter!

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On a recent visit to Tudor Hall, Bel Air MD the boyhood home of John Wilkes Booth…

Tudor Hall east facing window photo taken 315 pm on 4.23.17

On a recent visit to John Wilkes Booth boyhood home in Bel Air, MD on April 23, 2017 I took this picture of the landing of the second floor stairwell.  I thought nothing of it until after I returned home and realized that the beautiful sun shinning through the window was taken at 3:15 in the afternoon. Strange. History tells us that window and side of the house (where John kept his room faces east.) It is an extremely beautiful photo and lends itself to lots of interpretation. To me it says welcome!

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Avon Public Library, Avon, CT-Romance Author Panel -Thursday June 22, 6:30 pm

SAVE THE DATE!  Stop by the Avon Public Library on Thursday June 22 at 6:30 and join me and several other authors on a Romance Author Panel discussion.  My discussion will be on “My Name is John Singer” a romantic Historical Fiction on John Wilkes Booth.  Find out what romantic devices I incorporated when creating this never before done romantic piece of historical fiction!

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Poe & Poets Reading Series-Sunday June 11, 2:00-3:00 Baltimore MD

I am so excited to be the featured guest speaker at the Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum on Sunday June 11, 2:00-3:00.  The focus of my discussion will be on Poe’s haunting love ballad, Annabel Lee.  The program will start with a biography of Poe, followed by some fun History and Poe facts, the Literary Devices used in Annabel Lee, a group reading of the poem, followed by a general discussion on the poem. Also I will read selected verses from my own collection of love poems, The Man with the Ice Blue Eyes.  Join in!

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My Name is John Singer -Book Tour is here!!!

Wow, so after one year of planning my book tour for My Name is John Singer is finally here!  Sunday April 23  I will be in Bel Air, MD at Barnes & Noble.  I have also been invited to lunch for a meet and greet with a civil war historian and author. Stay tuned for that!!  Also, another Barnes & Noble book event on Thursday April 27 in Fairfax, VA.  A long road  from the early idea and writing days of John Singer, to now travel with him as he makes his imprint in the very areas of the county John Wilkes Booth had tread as well.  Here we go!