Book 3 of Ellery's Sisters series is now available on Kindle and Amazon
Captain Rowland Sawyer of the U.S. Army began his career after graduating from Virginia Military Institute. When war broke out across the country, his job was to find and arrest spies, traitors and the growing criminal element in both the government and the Army. During an assignment in the Gap, he crosses paths with Josie Younger the wife of his good friend Thomas Younger who has been reported as missing in action near Chancellorsville, Virginia. Her reckless decision to search for her husband brings together the many friends from the Institute as they stand on opposite sides of the conflict. Rowland finds remaining impartial difficult since Josie reminds him so much of Alison Ellery the young Virginia girl who stole his heart at the beginning of the war. His loyalty to his country is shaken as his heart is torn over the people he cares about.
This novel is about the men who graduated from VMI six years before the Civil War. Captain Rowland Sawyer is a character in the series The Ellery Sisters. It takes place in Virginia during the last two years of the war before Alison Ellery marries Rowland Sawyer.
This is my 12th published Novel.
On the Torch
Hellebores in Boro
Boro orange hibiscus
boro red hibiscus
White Hibiscus Boro Flower
Branch of Dogwood Flowers
My latest sculpture with Boro glass is a branch holding four dogwood flowers. It is about 3x5 inches and is done without needing to be posted on wood or stone. Even though my progress seems slow, I am actually trying to achieve a specific goal. At the moment making the branches look more authentic is necessary though artistically the solid color is pretty.
Branch of Dogwood Structure
White Southern Magnolia
THE JOURNEY OF CREATING WITH BORO GLASS
I really think I should be creating presses for different styles of flower petals but instead I shall learn how to take a petal and make it similar to the real flower. I am asymetrical so no matter what glass I use or flower I make it is always done without thinking about making the petals identical in size. This does drive the symetrical artist crazy but I like the free flow when I am on the torch. Below is my first 3 free standing flowers. The flowers are about 2 inches across. They are simple at the moment but I hope to improve until I can create very complex sculptures.
Boro Pink Hibiscus Flower
Boro Purple Hibiscus
Light Purple Flowers
GLASS SCULPTURE ARTIST
FICTION ROMANTIC AUTHOR
I started working on the torch in 2003 setting up my torch station in my home. Like many I started with Moretti Glass, a Minor torch and no kiln. The first six months was interesting with some very unattractive beads. I then upgraded to a Lynx [still my only torch] and a Toolbox kiln by Don McKinney [I still have it]. My next upgrade was for a generator that would run my torch since getting oxygen while working full time in a law firm was very difficult. After a few years of working with Moretti glass, I switched to Bullseye Glass. I have bought tools and have a lot that I don't use but I do have small tools that stay near my torch. I am now creating with boro glass. Each time you change your set up or your glass, the learning curve starts all over again.
My publishing of my writing started in 2007 and my first novel was published in 2013. My stories are romantic, often historcial settings either out west or during the Civil War. I love to write and I love to make glass flowers.