George E. Pickett

July 7, 2013

July 4th One Hundred and Fifty years ago today, Robert E. Lee, in an ill conceived battle plan, sent Major General George E. Pickett to lead a frontal attack – to march his troops up over one mile of gradually sloping prairie against a well entrenched Union force on Cemetery…

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Designing a Cover for Widow Walk

June 12, 2013

The design of cover and artwork has been part of the joy for this project.  As soon as my excellent editor, Sherry Roberts,  finished her second set of edits on the manuscript, I began working with artists for the cover.  Attached below are several early concept drawings and photographs by…

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First Readings and New Award

May 27, 2013

5-27-13 I am pleased to announce that the first edition of Widow Walk has been selected as Finalist for Historical Fiction in the  2013 Indie Excellence Awards.    2013 Indie Award—Finalist Historical Fiction As I mentioned in my last entry, both the British and US desired control of the Pacific…

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The book is launched – background for the mid nineteenth century Pacific Northwest – new endorsements!

May 11, 2013

Widow Walk is set in mid nineteenth century Pacific Northwest region, called the Oregon Country, which included parts of present day Washington state and Vancouver B.C. Isaac Ebey and settlers from various countries were drawn to Oregon Country due to the geography and climate of the area.  Farmers came for…

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The Backstory on Gar LaSalle

April 22, 2013

Have been on the East Coast (Knoxville, Nashville, Orlando) since the beginning of March.  This next week I present an overview of our Patient Safety Organization for the AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) in Washington DC.  Will return the PNW briefly to Walla Walla then return finally for…

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Welcome to the Widow Walk Saga blog!

April 9, 2013

My name is Gar LaSalle and I’d like to welcome you to my Widow Walk Stories blog. Widow Walk is a historical fiction novel I have just released based around real events that occurred in the mid-nineteenth century Pacific Northwest involving  conflict between “aboriginal” native American tribes and the early…

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