I'll be at Main Street Books in downtown St. Charles, Missouri, from 1-3 pm on Sat., June 23, to read from my historical novel, Honor Among Outcasts.
Set in 1863 Missouri, St. Charles plays a pivotal role in Honor Among Outcasts.
One scene depicts a brutal train massacre by Confederate raiders of unarmed Union soldiers returning home on the Hannibal & St. Joseph Railroad line, which ended at St. Charles. Such a massacre did happen as described, but took place in Centralia in 1864.
Another scene takes place at the St. Charles headquarters (the confiscated mansion of a Southern sympathizer) of Union General Barrett, who accuses beautiful Antoinette DuVallier and abolitionist Durksen Hurst of being spies for the Confederacy, setting up the book's dramatic events and surprising climax.
So come to historic St. Charles, enjoy the many nearby restaurants and shops, and learn about Honor Among Outcasts and the area's fascinating history.
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