Trigger fingers in mittens

I have a little throwaway line in my book, Courageous Women of the Civil War, about when the women of both sides rushed to prepare their soldiers for battle in the early days of the Civil War. Women knitted all kinds of goods for the men, such as socks and …

A good review in Kirkus for Courageous Women of the Civil War

How about that? The first review — like the first bluebird of spring. At least it was a bluebird and not a Pteranodon come to tear my head off.  The review is from Kirkus, and though I’ve heard they can be pretty harsh reviewers, my book got an even-handed treatment …

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 …

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 …