I am a family historian and an avid student of American history, especially the antebellum and Civil War era.  My family helped settle Florida, the earliest Florida settler arriving around 1821.  Since retiring from a day job I’ve been busy on a number of books, details of which can be found at my website www.sharondmarshauthor.com.  These days I spend my days writing, reading, studying, doing genealogy, doing photography, gardening using permaculture principles and volunteering.