Author: Richard D. Arnold
In my first book, Separated by the War: The Cave, ten year old brothers are separated during a battle between Yankee and Rebel forces on their isolated farm. The boys are rescued and raised on distant homes. They are reunited ten years later during a conflict with The Flower Society. In the second book, Separated by the War: Steamboats, the twins twelve year old sister also survives that tragic battle on their farm. Believing that she is the sole survivor, she enlist the aid of friendly Indian traders to help her on the farm and to escape the renegades that raided the war-torn land during the war between the states as she tries to fi nd her father’s brother oldest brother in the Big Bend of Texas. In this, the third book in this series, Separated by the War: Wagontrains, the survivors are united during their struggles with the Bosses and Drones of The Flower Society. Traveling by wagontrain, steamboat, sailing ship, and horseback they cross the American continent and Atlantic Ocean in pursuit of their lives and dreams. They encounter the efforts of the war torn nation to rise from the ashes of the Civil War during the post reconstruction era and delayed advances of the industrial revolution. The fourth book, Separated by the War: Pirates, is a prequel of the first three and details the Riley family coming to American and their initial conflict with The Flower Society.
Richard D. Arnold, Jr. had a forty year career in the healthcare field, ten years as a microbiologist and thirty years as hospital administrator in small hospitals in rural Texas communities. He received his B.A. degree from the University of Texas and M.A. from Texas Christian University and is a retired fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. He has traveled extensively in Texas, Arizona and Tennessee, hiking through the deserts of Texas and Arizona and the hills and creeks of Tennessee. He is currently retired and lives with his wife, Janice, of fifty years plus in a small rural community southwest of San Antonio, Texas. She is a retired elementary school teacher.