t. elizabeth renich

author of historical fiction

Because We Could — A Quick Drive Down to Manassas Battlefield

| July 21, 2011

Today was one of those days when I rejoiced over living in Virginia.  I do love it here, and am thankful to be where there is so much history, not to mention the beauty of this area.  After finding out we were getting off work early, I called Ginger to see if she was available […]

Sign(ing)s of Summer

| July 18, 2011

June turned out to be a busy month with three book signings scheduled.  On June 11th I was invited to bring books to the Glenfiddich House, formerly known as Harrison Hall, in Leesburg, for the ribbon-cutting ceremony of their new Civil War Trails historical marker.  On June 25th, I was at Second Chapter Books in […]

Changing My Name

| July 17, 2011

I’m thinking about changing my name to grace – because I certainly need some!  After tumbling down a flight of 16 stairs while visiting my Momma in Minnesota in early-June, all the bruises and aches had pretty much faded away.  Until yesterday, when I took a spill while riding.  I’m still unsure as to what […]

Return from the Holy Land

| June 30, 2011

I am amazed at how quickly the past year has passed.  A year ago today (30-Jun-2010) Barb and I, along with the rest of our fellow travelers on the Israel trip sponsored by Cornerstone Chapel, were on our way home from Tel Aviv via Frankfurt.  We spent ten days meeting new people and seeing old […]

150 Years Ago…

| April 12, 2011

April 12, 1861 – At 4:30 a.m., Union forces manning Fort Sumter, in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina were fired upon by Confederates…  On the afternoon of April 13th, Fort Sumter surrendered.  A great many spectators in Charleston had come out to watch the “opening of the ball” – from The Battery and from the city’s […]

“The Last Fall” Book Signing at The Christian Shoppe in Purcellville

| April 9, 2011

A few weeks ago I read a novel by Jay Blevins called The Last Fall (see Read & Reviewed page).  Last night, to my surprise, I got an e-mail from Jay himself, thanking me for the review and telling me he was having a book signing in Purcellville on Saturday morning (April 9th).  Since my […]

Guests at Gunnell Hall

| April 6, 2011

Capital Christian Writers Group Meeting (14-Mar-2011) Tamela Hancock Murray, author and agent with Hartline Literary Agency, was the speaker at the March 14th meeting of the Capital Christian Writers in Fairfax.  I invited Ginger, one of the ladies from our Bible Study group through church, to be my guest and join me for the meeting.  […]

The “Extra” Days

| March 5, 2011

February 1-4, 2011 On Tuesday morning (1-Feb), Bernadette drove me back to the airport at Shannon.  Instead of dropping me off at the curb, she parked and walked with me into the terminal.  Something seemed odd, as there was hardly anyone in line at 7:00 am for what was supposed to be a 9:00 am […]

To Be Determined…

| March 1, 2011

Monday, 31-Jan-2011  Bernadette and I, when initially planning my visit, deliberately left Monday unscheduled just in case the weather turned bad or any original plans needed to be rearranged.  Since everything went pretty close to how we’d intended, we chose to do a few things that filled up my “last” day.  By Sunday night, both […]

Of Castles & Causes

| February 25, 2011

Sunday, 30-Jan-2011 The third time proved to be the charm.  Finding Clifden Castle now has a check mark next to it on my done list.  I had purchased a postcard with the castle on it on my first visit (2003), even though I hadn’t seen it for myself and it wasn’t on Willie’s trail ride.  […]