I started as an author writing non-fiction, and I changed to writing novels later. Why? Because writing non-fiction has challenges that novelists rarely encounter – “know-it-alls.”
My non-fiction book, “Muzzle-Loading Artillery for Reenactors,” is based on over 20 years’ experience working with Civil War-related artillery. But there are people out there who are convinced that they are the only ones who are the keepers of “the official versions.” These people do everything in their power to discredit and intimidate anyone who holds to a different viewpoint/experience. I knew that releasing the new edition of my artillery book would expose me to these people once again, and as expected, they couldn’t resist behaving in the same ill-mannered way that they have always treated me.
Fortunately, I don’t now, nor have I ever, cared about what they think of me, but their particular brand of evil is now aimed at hurting my book sales. It’s no longer about my reputation; it’s about my income. When it comes to my books and my livelihood, they are quite insane if they think I’ll take their nonsense sitting down. They have pushed me too far this time, and they had better be prepared for what they’re about to unleash.