Harriet Jacobs — Author, Aid Worker, Abolitionist

A lot of folks haven’t heard of Harriet Jacobs, and that’s just wrong — they should hear about her. Born into slavery, Harriet escaped from her so-called “master” and hid in her free grandmother’s house, in a tiny space only 9 feet long, 7 feet wide, and 3 feet tall. …

Good review on the Cannonba!! Civil War blog

GUYS! Take a look at this review for my book. Scott L. Mingus Sr., Civil War author (dang, he has a lot of books to his name), says good things about my book, Courageous Women of the Civil War: Soldiers, Spies, Medics, and More. He writes, “Cordell has effectively used …

Angel in the Whirlwind is out (last September)

Angel in the Whirlwind, an inspirational short story collection, is out now. It’s written about young adults and college students, but it translate well for an adult audience too. It’s on Amazon in paperback and ebook, and also can be bought off CreateSpace in paperback. Here’s a short excerpt from …

Up next on “Pimp Your Headquarters”

Are you encamped a million miles from nowhere and need a photo frame? Use hardtack for that natural look! Will keep your picture protected in a shatterproof (very shatterproof) frame. Your decorating flair will be the envy of the camp! And if the supply trains get captured by Stonewall Jackson …

A good review from Publisher’s Weekly

From the review: “Cordell provides both a general understanding of the varied roles of women at the time and how the individuals she profiles (photographs of whom appear throughout) relied on their ingenuity, bravery, and integrity to survive and even thrive during a turbulent chapter in American history.” Their description …

MAYBE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE MY NEW BOOK. (this post is from last August)

Courageous Women of the Civil War This book came out on August 1, 2017, but if you preordered my book, you could have had that all done and then forget you preordered it and then in August you could be pleasantly surprised when a package showed up in the mail …

A fall morning with the roses.

Early mornings are the best. (Once you wake up, that is.) A fall morning with roses is even better, despite cold fingers and nose. I’ve come out to clip the leaves and buds off the roses. I hate to take the buds off, since the roses have been blooming all …